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Light Demolition Range

Light Demolition Range (LDRC), Fort Bliss, Texas and Live Fire Exercise Breach Facility (LFEB)

HSW Engineering provided full discipline A/E services for the design of a Light Demolition Range Complex located in the McGregor Range Camp area at Fort Bliss. The project consisted of preparing a modified LDRC, an ammo issuing point, missile proof bunker, and a designated latrine/bleacher area. This LDRC includes a Live Fire Exercise Breach Facility (LFEB), a Road Crater area, and a Demolition Pit.   Located near the Dona Ana Range 48, providing enhanced individual and team training of 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. This range is used to train soldiers on the skills necessary conduct tactical movements which will allow up to a squad level troop to detect, identify, engage and defeat stationary and moving infantry targets in a tactical array.

Primary facilities include the Breach Facility, a Missile Protective Shelter, Portable Latrine Enclosure, Ammunition Breakdown Canopy and a Covered Bleacher. Supporting facilities include site preparation and improvements, drainage improvements, and lightning protection. The Breach Facility consists of threes station: door breach, window breach and wall breach. The stations are separated from each other by earthen berms.

Services included aerial surveying and ground surveying, geotechnical support, and UXO support for the field investigations.