Military officials to show off new training facility

by Associated Press

Published: January 22,2013

Tags: Army, defense, facility, grand opening, helicopter, infantry, military, soldier, tank, train, training, troop

FORREST COUNTY — Camp Shelby is scheduled to unveil Thursday new high-tech trainings areas for urban combat maneuvers and operations.

The $10.5-million Combined Arms Collective Training Facility features 35 buildings on 14 acres equipped with 193 cameras, 30 Human Urban Terrain targets, 15 Stationary Infantry Targets and On-Screen “After-Action Review” capabilities.

The fully automated Live-Fire Shoot House is a $3 million facility with 2,070 square feet equipped with 16 cameras and 11 targets that provide real-world environmental training and immediate feedback for urban maneuver operations. The Shoot House features On-Screen “After-Action Review” capability with more than 3.5 hours of recording capacity.

The Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is located off U.S. 49 south of Hattiesburg.

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