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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premier Expeditionary Training Base"

Combat Convoy Simulator (CCS)

For scheduling of ranges and facilities you must contact the Training Support Division Reference Desk at 760-725-4444
Or email :

CCS Description:
The CCS is an immersive training environment for convoy operations to include basic procedures for driver, gunner, and passengers in tactical scenarios related to combat operations. The simulator provides instruction in convoy operations including; resupply, patrol, logistics support, high-value target extraction, MEDEVAC, call for close air support, call for fire, and training in convoy tactics, techniques, procedures, and use of weapons in compliance with the Rules of Engagement (ROE). The CCS also provides training for both vehicle operators and individuals in vehicle and small arms weapon utilization, command and control, and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks, response, and countermeasures. CCS provides guidance for Marines to respond to ambush attacks and evolving enemy tactics in Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) settings. There are two stand-alone Combat Convoy Simulators, and each one has (4) HMMWV platforms and (2) MTVR platforms. The CCS’s can be used separately, or they can be linked together for a convoy of up to 12 manned-vehicles. 

Operational Impact:
The CCS is an immersive training system that meets the immediate requirement to train Marines in basic and advanced skills during convoy operations. It is used to develop and sustain individual, crew, and collective convoy skills using realistic simulation of combat conditions to include terrain, weather, visibility, vehicle operating conditions, and opposing forces. The CCS places the entire convoy unit in a realistic environment and allows for repetition, review, and critique while saving time, maintenance, ammunition, weapons, and range facilities. This training supports Block 1 and 2 Pre-deployment training requirements and sustains training tactics, techniques, and procedures and Unit SOPs.

Scheduling Considerations:
(a) Units must provide SNCO/Officer to run COC and training (or Platoon Sgt Billet)
(b) Normal Hours are 0730 – 1630, Monday - Friday
(c) Weekend training requires special exception from Branch Manager
(d) Cannot schedule less than 4 hours of training
(e) Maximum recommended personnel is 120 (full day only) (60 max for half day) Minimum recommended is 19
(f) Dual use is authorized as long as each unit does not exceed 60 per unit (full day only)
(g) Real weapons and ammunition are not authorized
(h) Unit SOPs for convoys should be established before arriving at the CCS, as instruction is not provided

CCS Office: (760) 763-7403