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Special Missions Training Branch Battle Course United States Marine Corps Base

Camp Pendleton, California

Market Sector



Facility Design

Services Provided

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering/ESD, Seismic Analysis and Design, Design, Architecture, Structural Engineering



T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), as part of a team , served as design consultant and Architect/Engineer of Record for a Sniper House, Control Tower, Target Façade, and infantry target emplacement electrical work for a new Battle Course at the United States Marine Base Camp, Camp Pendleton in California. The design-build project was contracted through the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest.

The project included the design and construction of a nominal 270-degree horizontal arc Tactical Automated Reaction Range/Urban Sniper Range to support sniper small arms training requirements. Also constructed were a two-story, 3,135-square-foot Sniper House and a 300-square-foot Control Tower, with an observation deck and lightning protection. A built-in public address system was also incorporated.

Special items comprised 134 hard-wired stationary infantry target (SIT) emplacements; 12 hard-wired moving infantry target (MIT) emplacements; 10 Known Distance (KD) target carriages with Butts wall; and a two-story façade with targetry emplacements.

Other facilities included KD firing lines at 200 yards and 300 yards from KD targets, with room for 10 shooters, a concrete pad for portable toilets, and a covered bench. Supporting facilities included electrical service and information systems.

Project Highlights:

  • Design challenges included providing various simulated shooting environments within a small footprint, as well as allowing for over 30 shooting stations with coordinated lines of sight to each target.
  • TYLI successfully met the project’s tight timeline and scheduling demands, with all design and coordination occurring within three months.
  • Due to the firm’s expertise with complex projects and teaming with highly-qualified project partners, TYLI was able to minimize project challenges and deliver everything desired within the facility, with no loss in quality of deliverables and no increased costs.