It has been ATS’ experience that most range projects that have achieved a less than ideal outcome, have typically failed due to either unclear end user requirements and/or inadequate end user oversight throughout project delivery. These failings generally occur when a “construction first” methodology has been used, rather than the more appropriate user driven approach.
The ATS approach to range design is based on gaining a very clear understanding of the end users’ operational and training objectives first. Once these objectives are established ATS works to drive an innovative and collaborative design process, drawing on our first hand global knowledge of range delivery, operations and management, to realise the optimum outcome for the customer.
ATS employs the following six sequential range design principles:
- A range must achieve specific operational requirements and training objectives.
- A range must condition the marksman to engage a target with exacting precision.
- The intimate relationship between the marksman and the target drives range structural design.
- The range must be safe, compliant and functional.
- A range must be capable of sustained use.
- A range must be capable of continual innovation.