Valcartier—new training village infrastructure to be ready in 2015

Realistic simulated combat zones help soldiers prepare for success on the battlefield. DCC is putting the final touches on a brand new urban setting, where Valcartier Garrison ground troops will be able to train.

A new training village is scheduled for completion in early 2015 as part of a national project called the Urban Operations Training System (UOTS).

Located on the grounds of Camp Dubé, the training village will feature nine new buildings: a church, police station, service station, bank, five row-housing units and three houses. The new infrastructure is being added to the existing four buildings on this section of the military base.

A $4-million imitation training village is constructed to provide realistic simulated combat zones for soldiers.
A $4-million imitation training village is constructed to provide realistic simulated combat zones for soldiers.

"For now, we will have the imitation buildings. A second phase of the project will include a simulation system. The goal is to make the exercises as realistic as possible," said Janique Aspirault, DCC Coordinator, Construction Services.

DCC has been coordinating the project since the beginning. The over $4-million project was awarded to Pomerleau Inc., which was responsible for designing and constructing the simulation village.

"Construction began in June 2014, and we are targeting early 2015 for delivery. DCC is responsible for making sure the project meets each and every one of DND's requirements," explained Janique Aspirault.

This initiative is not unique to Valcartier. The UOTS is a national project that will see the installation of different training village layouts in Wainwright, Edmonton, Shilo and Gagetown.


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