When I was a cop, I was on the SRT. As a result, we trained constantly to conduct CQC (CQB) in multiple locations and scenarios. Also, across the country, law enforcement agencies conduct what is called ALERRT (Active Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training). Agencies across the nation take over schools and stores and other buildings to practice the takedown of active shooters or public threats.
To conduct such training, one needs a facility to simulate the real thing. When firing and being shot by simunition and deploying simulated explosives in an enclosed space, the training becomes very real. It forces the adrenal response and allows officers to train under conditions, very close to what they’ll find in the field.
Our city had an old facility, annexed by the city, which we used for everything from Breach & Clear to hostile takedowns, to our martial arts training and workout facility. It reeked of ball sweat, tear gas, and pepper spray, but it got a regular workout. Often portions of the building would have the power disconnected, obstacles placed in the way, special hidy-holes and ambush positions created. All of these things were designed to simulate the unknown we’d find on the street.
When the Navy SEALS took down bin Laden, they re-created his house, in a warehouse at Little Creek. The British SAS has a dedicated kill house, as do DELTA, and many military installations, these days. NYPD has more than one, as do a great many police departments.
Here, we can see US Special Forces training with their Polish counterparts (watch as the dickbag in the chopper unhooks the fastline at 0:26 and drops his man on the roof, then FF to 1:58 mark):
The reason I bring this up is to underscore the news I’m about to show you.
The Chinese have built themselves an air base/navy yard kill house. They have simulated American air bases in the Chinese country side, so they can practice blowing them up with the new DF-16 missiles they paraded in front of the world, last week:
The levels at which China appears to be planning a missile attack on US military bases in the Pacific have been detailed in a new report.
An investigation of satellite imagery comparing China’s missile testing grounds and US military bases shows a pattern – all of the missile tests have been aimed at destroying US carriers, destroyers and airfields in East Asia, the report said.
The images show that the test areas have been designed to look like the military bases, according to the report by Thomas Shugart on War on the Rocks.
I’m sure it’s just for fun. No one would attack US island based military installations in the Pacific. That’s crazy.