We caught up with the folks from Allied Container Systemsat the Modern Day Marine show here in Quantico and (finally) put together a cool video showcasing the features the company can incorporate into a training scenario.
I'm a huge fan of making training scenarios as realistic as possible, but methinks the DoD has gone a bit overboard on hired actors and all the whistles and bells...at least for general purpose forces. I can't imagine how much this kind of "village" might cost to rent or own, but certainly regular Joes and Grunts could do without the flat screen TVs and oriental rugs.
But when it's all about building rapport and knowing each minute detail for a specific kind of mission (read special ops) this system could be well worth the cost and effort toward a successful mission.
If any of you have used one of these ranges, let us know what you thought...