Digital Air Ground Integration Range (DAGIR)
Location:Orogrande, New Mexico
Markets:Infrastructure & Site Development, Federal, Concrete Construction
Design Consultants:Architect/Engineer-HNTB Architecture
The Digital Air-Ground Integration Range (DAGIR) at Fort Bliss Army Post is the U.S. military’s first fully computerized target practice range. Sundt’s contract included constructing 23 miles of tank trails, installing 200 pre-cast concrete targets and building six support buildings. The facility is used to train U.S. soldiers and the armies of several U.S. allies for combat missions on the ground and from the air.
Sundt’s concrete team played an instrumental role in achieving the tight schedule by manufacturing all of the concrete blocks for the targets – nearly 11,000 in all. They were cast using an efficient assembly line approach that boosted productivity rates by more than 30 percent over what was originally projected…and earned accolades from the client, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.