It was designed as an urban close air support (CAS) target complex built to provide a realistic simulation of urban or built up areas for Marine aviation to train.
Military - Training
The UTC has 178 buildings, 131 personnel targets, 31 vehicle targets and is equipped with streetlights. There are four Tactical Air Control Party sites around the periphery/
The UTC has three instrumentation systems:
a. A Weapons Impact Scoring System (WISS) which optically measures miss distance of ordnance delivery relative to a specific aim-point.
b. A No Drop Bomb Scoring System (NDBS) which, when tied into the Tactical Aircrew Training System (TACTS), receives signals from a specifically equipped fixed wing aircraft indicating ordnance delivery, determines the impact point of simulated ordnance drop.
c. A Virtual Interactive Targets (VIT) which determines the collateral damage and fratricide effects of a specific ordnance delivery based on either manual input or automatic feed from WISS or TACTS data.