At the heart of every live-fire structure we create is Amidon Ballistic Concrete® (ABC) — the world’s most advanced ballistic concrete.

Extensively tested by the U.S. Military, ABC has considerable benefits over traditional live-fire structures such as steel and rubber or gravel-encased systems. ABC safely absorbs the greatest capacity of rounds and is easily repaired, thereby reducing maintenance costs and downtime. It’s no wonder why the U.S. government has used Amidon Ballistic Concrete for the largest live-fire facilities in the world. It’s just that simple. We have deployed over 50,000 units of ABC in some of the most austere locations in the U.S.

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(Slide 1) - Delta MOUT, TwentyNine Palms, CA

This project included the design, fabrication, installation, and testing, of 22 live fire buildings comprised of over 4,200 ballistic wall panels and 18,000 target blocks. The entire project was completed in 270 days, which is considerable considering the added complexity of a remote environment, harsh terrain, and challenging weather conditions.

(Slide 2) - Live Fire MOUT Villages, Fort Polk, LA

Amidon has the distinction of building the largest ballistic live fire facilities for the U.S. Military including the U.S. Army MOUT site at Fort Polk, LA. The entire project amounted to 34 buildings, 4,800 ballistic walls and 18,000 target blocks and was designed, fabricated, installed, tested and put into service within 270 days.

(Slide 3) - Design-Build Live Fire Urban C-IED Objective Complex, Ft. Bliss, TX

Amidon developed an entire multi-functional urban complex capable of supporting conventional, SOF, individual, collective, IED training, and joint live-fire exercises. Particularly noteworthy is the ability of the complex to accommodate a full spectrum of operations ranging from low intensity conflict to vehicle borne improvised explosive devices, suicide bombers, and explosive formed penetrators, among others. Importantly, this complex can support simultaneous commitment of all forces on a single complex urban objective.

(Slide 4) - Subterranean Live Fire Facility – Osprey Global Solutions in North Carolina

Amidon designed and built this sub-terranean (Sub-T) facility to train a variety of military, law enforcement, and other security forces with realistic live-fire scenarios. This Sub-T facility project took all of four months from the first design meeting to fabrication. Installations like this allow those who protect us to train for the unexpected.

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