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Upgrades to US Army's CDTF complete

16th April 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A range of improvements to the US Army’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) School, Chemical Defense Training Facility (CDTF) at Fort Leonard Wood Army Base, Missouri Ozarks, are now complete.

Following six-months of work, the CDTF is now fully operational and will be used for live, toxic dismounted chemical reconnaissance and counter-weapons of mass destruction mission training. The US Department of Defense (DoD) expects that around 5,000 US Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and allied nation military personnel will be trained at the facility in 2020.

The CDTF will be able to provide 11 realistic scenarios for basic, intermediate and advanced CBRN training programmes. The enhancements enable immersive training in diverse environments to challenge the senses and skills of future joint forces.

Modifications include the introduction of high resolution 3D graphics, advanced lighting, sound and furnishings to provide a modern, gaming-style atmosphere. MRIGlobal designed and executed facility upgrades in concert with HHI Corporation.

Revised training materials and procedures have been developed by the US Army’s Maneuver Support Center of Excellence to leverage expanded mission sets, which are now available within the facility.

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