The ARF Range is used to train and familiarize soldiers on the skills necessary to identify, engage and defeat stationary infantry targets for day/night qualification requirements with the M16 & M4 rifles. The training conducted on this range could also be achieved on a modified record fire range. This range supports night fire operations and can also be used for automatic rifle practice.
The standard firing line is 320m long with sixteen 20m wide lanes. Each lane must have a fighting position and an adjacent position for the soldier to conduct prone firing. Firing positions should be on slightly elevated ground and designated with numbered markers. This range has 16 firing lanes; each lane is 20 meters wide by 300 meters long.
A single lane has seven fully automated stationary infantry targets: 2 at 50m, 1 at 100m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, and 1 at 300m. Each target is equipped with night muzzle flash simulators that can be used at the determination of the trainer. All targets are fully automated and the event specific target scenario is computer driven and scored from the range operations center. The range operating system is fully capable of providing immediate performance feedback to the using participants.