Automated Field Fire Range

Automated Field Fire Range

Objective: This description on this page is derived from the FCC 17803 – TC 25-8 Training Ranges dated April 5th, 2004. The Automated Field Fire range (AFF) is used to train and provide practice soldiers on the skills to identify, engage, and hit stationary targets with M4 and M16 rifles. The training and teachings on this range could also be achieved on a modified record fire range, dependent upon circumstance. This AFF range provides automatic rifle practice as well as night fire operations.

The Firing Line: The firing line is 512 meters wide with firing position is 16 meters wide. Firing positions are to be provided along the firing line in each lane. Firing positions should be designated with numbered markers and on somewhat elevated ground. Requirements for training include engagements from prone and standing supported positions.

Downrange Area – Target mechanism placements must conform as closely as possible to the standard distances and may only vary by plus or minus one meter in order to avoid undesirable locations such as drainage or depressions.

Targets – An Automated Field Fire Range (AFF) has of 32 lanes but depending on soldier training requirements at each installment can be decreased to as few as 4. Each of the 32 lanes is 16 meters wide by 300 meters long. There is a single-person fighting position at the end of the firing line. Each lane has three fully automated stationary infantry targets at 75m, 175m, and 300m.

Range Features Include:
96 – Stationary Infantry Targets
32 – Foxhole positions

Targets are fully automated and the event specific target scenario is scored from the range operations center and computer controlled. The range operating system provides real-time performance feedback to the soldiers in training.

Associated Range Operations and Control facilities:
Standard Small Arms ROCA

This range can be used for automatic rifle practice. Rifle Marksmanship M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4, M4 Carbine.

Automated Field Fire Range