Portable Battalion Tactical Operations Center (BTOC) Testbed Design, Fabrication, and Design Engineer Test
ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVINGGROUND MD
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An engineer design test of the Portable Battalion Tactical Operations Center was conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 31 July 1970 to 26 May 1971. Testing consisted of a structural endurance test, a helicopter- transportability test, and a truck-transportability test. Slight damage occurred to the center during the structural endurance test, but it was easily transported by the CH-47 helicopter and by 2-12 ton trucks. It was concluded that the center module I can safely withstand the detonations of the Vietcong 82-mm and Soviet 122-mm rounds when it is sufficiently bunkered with sandbags the center module II can be transported by air and land with relative ease.
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