Combined Arms Collective Training Facilty
Combined Arms Collective Training Facilty (CACTF)
Camp Blanding, Florida
The Florida Army National Guard required the upgrade and expansion of their existing Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) facility into a Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF). The project included two objectives: (1) Retrofit the facility’s existing 19 buildings with power and data for new targetry, cameras and instrumentation, and (2) Adding 18 new training buildings, a new combined Range Operations Center/After Action Review/Latrine building, and an Operations/Storage building.
PEO STRI: PM Field OPS – Sustainment
Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF)
– Sustainment –
Project Office: APM SUSTAINABLE RANGE PROGRAM (SRP)
Provide operational and sustainment requirements for 242 days, eight hour days, five day weeks. Also, help soldiers hone their skills in urban terrain environments and enhance their ability to complete their wartime mission. Sustainment efforts include system maintenance, assisting with scenario development, assisting with range operations and target maintenance, keeping the spares package current by modifying its content as needed, interaction/training of unit personnel, instrumented operations, and preparation of After Action Reviews (AAR) and “Take Home Package” for trained units.
The Government Furnished Equipment provided by PEO-STRI includes the following: support vehicles, spares, tools and test equipment, and range support materials.
This urban training facility is large enough to conduct combined arms force-on-force collective training at the unit level. The Combined Arms Collective Training Facilities (CACTF) are designed to provide all levels of training. These training facilities allow a battalion/task force to train team members on room entry and building clearing techniques.
WRA, as a subconsultant to Pond & Company, provided expert range knowledge, site/civil engineering and environmental services as part of the Florida based team that successfully completed the design in 2012 on-time and within budget. WRA design elements included:
site layout and grading,
water supply well upgrades and piping for the wet latrine,
sanitary discharge drain field,
stormwater system and Florida Environmental Resource Permit preparation, and
line of sight analysis for CACTF camera positions.
WRA’s familiarity with the representatives from ATSC-TCM-Live, PEO-STRI, NGB-ART-S, and the Huntsville COE, resulting from our extensive range design experience, promoted the important dialogue needed to ensure the most current Combined Arms Collective Training Facility Combined Arms Collective Training Facility design elements were efficiently incorporated into the final plans and designs.