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Combat Pistol Qualification Course


Automated Combat Pistol Qualification Course (CPQC), Ft. Bliss, Texas

HSW Engineering provided full discipline A/E services for the design of a standard design 15-lane Automated Combat Pistol Qualification Course at Ft. Bliss, Texas. The Automated Combat Pistol Qualification Course provides enhanced combat pistol qualification platforms with all constituent elements featured in Force XXI war fighting operations to the soldiers of active Army Units, Reserve and National Guard units that train at Fort Bliss, Texas. This range is used to train and test soldiers on the skills necessary to detect, identify, engage, and defeat stationary targets in a tactical array. Requirement supports the re-stationing of Brigade Combat Teams as directed by BRAC05.

Primary facilities are located within the range complex and include the Range Operations Control Area and downrange targetry systems. Downrange targetry systems include the standard items: Stationary Infantry Targets, Target Maintenance Access Roads, Site Development, Improvements and Drainage, Electrical Power, and Targetry Data Cabling.

The Range Operations Control Area includes: Range Operations Tower, Operations & Storage Building, General Instruction Building, Latrine, Covered Mess Shelter, Ammo Breakdown Building, Bleacher Enclosure, Site Development and Improvements, Information Systems, Security Lighting and Fencing, and Electrical Power. Supporting facilities for the project include electrical, access road, and associated site development and improvements.  Services included surveying, geotechnical support, and UXO support for the field investigations.