One of the Army's largest and busiest training ranges, infantry live and train in real battle-like conditions here. Tanks, personnel carriers, and helicopters are used in full-scale simulated battles, where the home force, known as the Krashnovians, act as the enemy, replicating elements of a soviet motorised rifle division, against visiting infantry. The thousand square-mile range is wired for electronic battle simulations using lasers instead of live munitions. Annual budget is around $250 million.
Fort Irwin Military Reservation