US Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

Range and Training Land Program

The Range and Training Land Program (RTLP) is the part of the Training Support System (TSS) that deals with Army live fire ranges and maneuver training areas. The TSS also includes the Soldier and Mission Command programs.

The U.S. Army Engineering Support Center, Huntsville (Huntsville Center), is the designated Mandatory Center of Expertise (MCX) for the RTLP. Huntsville Center also provides centralized management and engineering support through the RTLP-MCX to the other parts of the TSS program.

The RTLP-MCX is the centralized repository for information and expertise in planning, programming, design, and construction of Automated Ranges, Training Support Centers (TSC), Mission Command Training Centers (MCTC) projects for the TSS Program.

HNC is an available resource for the TSS Program Enterprise and other range designers and users.

The RTLP MCX

  • provides centralized management and responsibility for Automated Range, TSC, and MCTC MILCON projects
  • provides centralized planning and programming document development and review, (DD1391, Project Definition Report (PDR), and ENG3086)
  • develops and maintains standard design drawings and manuals for Automated Ranges, TSC’s and MCTC’s in the Range Design Guide
  • provides centralized design reviews
  • maintains a suite of in-house design expertise and an available suite of A/E design contractors

Contact the RTLP MCX with any questions.

Call (256) 895-1534 or Email DLL-CEHNC-RTLP@usace.army.mil

Our Work

An M1A1 Abram tank fires at the Fort Bliss, Texas, Digital Multipurpose Range Complex in 2012. The Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise has been involved in standardizing ranges since fiscal year 1984 with the design and construction of three multi-purpose range complexes and 10 infantry ranges at various installations that year. The RTLP MCX has since been involved in the design and construction of hundreds of ranges and training facilities, including Fort Bliss.
An arial view of the Qualification Training Range at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The road network servicing the training complex is a key support element of the training mission. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the designated the Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise and develops generic design manuals for Multi-Purpose Range Complexes
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) shoot the M9 pistol during a qualification at Fort Hood, Texas' M9 Range. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the designated the Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise and with input from major Army commands and schools, develops generic design manuals for Multi-Purpose Range Complexes, small arms qualification ranges, Urban Terrain facilities, Mission Training Complex, and Training Support Center facilities.
Soldiers from the 321st Engineer Battalion, 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, go through explosives training Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho June 18, 2016. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the designated the Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise and assists the Department of the Army and installations in planning, site development, programming and design of ranges.
Leaders from the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade watch as a claymore anti-personnel mine explodes at a range on Fort Stewart, Ga., March 22. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the designated the Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise and standardizes ranges and training, while decreasing the overall cost of range design, construction, operation and maintenance as well as implementing new technologies to improve training capability in support of new weapons systems and tactics.
U.S. Marines with 3D Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct Military Operation Urban Terrain drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2017. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the designated the Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise and assists the Department of the Army and installations in planning, site development, programming and design of ranges.

Range Design Guide

The Range Design Guide (RDG) is a web-based tool that provides guidance for design and construction of US Army Training Ranges; based on the training requirements of TC 25-8.

The RDG includes:

         1.  Layouts and details for standard ranges

         2.  Range design requirements

         3.  Standard range support building designs

      

         Visit the Range Design Guide page.