Camp Ripley Training Support Center

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The Camp Ripley Training Support Center:
  • supports the Minnesota Army National Guard and support area Soldiers' training, deployment, sustainment and regeneration of units for combat
  • performs management of Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS)
  • develops and maintains a customer-oriented culture
  • sets expectations of quality
  • provides a motivating climate; helps solve problems
  • removes training obstacles
  • delivers high-quality performance to support unit commanders training objectives
Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS)

Weapons - M16, M4 (Replica & Paintball), 9MM, AT4 (Sub Cal and Training), AK47 (Replica & Paintball), SVD Sniper Rifle, UZI, RPG, Grenade Training Kit.

Medical - Moulage, IV Arms, Airway Management, CPR, AED, Defibrillator, Weighted Mannequins, Phnemothorax and Casualty simulation kits.

IED Training - XM-2, XM-10, X-04, UVED, IED Kits, IEDES, Company Lane Training Kit and much more.

Engineer - Combat Engineer Kit, Sweep Monitoring System, Goldie DSP #27, Minehound, CMD V2, Claymore Mines and Tactical Site Exploitation kit.

Military Police - Under Vehicle Search Kits, MACK Kits, Search Mirrors.

Misc. - Graphic Training Aids (Shipped directly to Unit), Close Combat Munitions Capability Kit ( M16,M4,9MM), Dummy Ammo (Practice Grenades, 5.56, 7.62, 50 Cal, 25MM).

Simulations, Portable Systems

BCT-IRT - BCT: Suite of (15) Unstabilized Gunner Trainer- Individual (UGT-I) stations for an Unstabilized platform.

Beam Hit – LMTS (Laser Marksmanship Training System), LCCATS (Laser Convoy Counter Ambush Training System), MGTS ( Machine Gun Training System), STS ( Sniper Training System) Mini Rets (Miniature Range Engagement System).

THOR III - Dismounted system is to provide the user in the field with a wearable Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) jammer.

Call For Fire Trainer (CFFT) - Provides observed fire training in support of all fire support missions.

Virtual Battlespace 3 - (VBS3) 3D first-person games-for-training platform that provides realistic semi-immersive environments, large, dynamic terrain areas.


Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 2000 - provides initial and sustainment marksmanship training.

HEAT (HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer) & MRAP Rollover Trainers - Increases the situational awareness of vehicle rollover by permitting the instructor to observe crew performance and reaction to emergency conditions without requiring the use of an actual vehicle.

Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer C4 - Trains and scores individual, crew, section and platoon gunnery, combat patrol and convoy live fire.

MRAP-VVT - Realistically simulates combat conditions: terrain, weather, visibility, vehicle operating conditions, IEDs, and opposing enemy forces.

Mobile Close Combat Tactical Trainer (M-CCTT) - To provide armor, mechanized infantry, cavalry and recon crews, units and staffs with a virtual, collective training capability.