Heavy Sniper Range
A Heavy Sniper range is used to train and test soldiers on the skills necessary to detect, identify, engage and defeat stationary and moving infantry targets in a tactical array. This Heavy Sniper range satisfies the training and qualification requirements of the heavy sniper rifle.
Primary features include:
12 Stationary infantry targets
10 Iron maidens
8 Stationary armor targets
5 Moving infantry targets
All targets, except iron maidens, are fully automated and the event specific target scenario is computer driven and scored from the range operations center. The range operating system is fully capable of providing immediate performance feedback to the using participants.
Associated Range Operations and Control facilities:
Standard Small Arms ROCA Facilities
Requirement Document: FM 3-22.10 (23-10).
Additional Information: Natural vegetation, such as trees, bushes and shrubs, are required in the target area to provide realistic natural obstacles for the sniper to negotiate.
The purpose of a Heavy Sniper range is to provide year-round, comprehensive and realistic training and range facilities for the training of heavy weapons equipped sniper teams that train on the installation. The Heavy Sniper range provides training that sniper teams need to build marksmanship skills in weapons use, and to detect, identify, engage, and defeat stationary targets as well as stationary and moving vehicle targets. This range is designed to satisfy the training and qualification requirements of the M107 long range sniper rifle equipped sniper teams. The Heavy Sniper range provides sniper teams the capability to meet all live training tasks as outlined in Standards in Training Commission (STRAC) livefire tasks for Army sniper teams. The range would train sniper teams to meet mission-essential livefire training tasks while simultaneously providing the best possible training for current threats the Army encounters during combat operations in the contemporary operating environment.
On a Heavy Sniper range teams engage a series of targets in a tactical array. This training enhances a Soldier’s ability to identify and engage targets, working in a realistic training environment. Moving and stationary infantry targets with natural vegetation in the target area provide a realistic training environment. This range’s targets and the range operating system provide immediate performance feedback to the using participants.
A Heavy Sniper range is designed to train M107 equipped sniper teams in the basic live-fire trainin tasks they require to sustain combat, proficiency, Primary features of this range include three stationary infantry targets, 14 stationary Armour targets, two moving armor targets, and one zero target at 200 meters. All targets (excluding permanent iron targets) are fully automated and the event-specific scenario is computer driven and scored from the range tower. Dud producing munitions are not fired on this range. The range operating system is fully capable of proving immediate performance feedback to the using participants. In addition the range may include administrating buildings such as, an ammunition breakdown building, latrine, mess facility, covered bleachers, or a range operations center.
Anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) includes vehicle barriers, appropriate vehicle parking setbacks, security lighting and gates. Sustainable design should be incorporated where possible.