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Combined Arms Collective Training Facility

The Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) provides individual through battalion-level, home station, urban opera­tions training. It allows units to train soldiers on building entry and room-clearing techniques under simulated subterranean training in an urban train­ing facility large enough to conduct combined arms force-on-force collec­tive training at the battalion/task force level.

  • Consists of 25 buildings and almost 300 cameras.
  • Training can be recorded in the prison complex, gas station, soccer stadium, shanty town and multiple office-type buildings and single family homes.
  • In addition to recording soldier activity in the buildings, CACTF staff can confront them with a wide variety of battlefield effects including smells and sounds.
  • After the kinetic portion of the training is complete, leaders can bring their units into the auditorium style after-action review (AAR) facility to view and discuss what took place.
  • The AAR facility, which seats 135, is also outfitted with cameras and speakers to record the AAR.
  • Muscatatuck is a fully operational city environment populated with a variety of human operated and simulated electromagnetic systems.
    This density provides a robust electromagnetic environment (EME) for customers to utilize for a variety of testing and training scenarios.
  • The facility has an extensive fiber optic cable/data infrastructure that provides for a rapidly adaptable and configurable data transfer environment.
  • Muscatatuck's partnership with NAVSEA–Crane has allowed us to further develop the electromagnetic environment through the installation of a one-of-a-kind Urban EME System designed to meet the requirements identified by multiple testing agencies.