Troysgate Theater Systems Solutions

highly specialized & customized training environment


A clear objective, goal and mission of the U.S. military, federal government and law enforcement calls for the protection of our interests and assets from foreign and domestic threats. Training plays a critical and important role our ability to engage and respond effectively to these threats. Troysgate offers a unique approach and methodology to a wide range of training applications and solutions that address existing and future training requirements.

Field Ready... Deployment Ready... COMBAT READY!

Troysgate is the exclusive provider of the Troysgate Theater Systems incorporating a patented live-fire system, apparatus and training methodology into unique and highly effective deadly conflict training solutions at close quarters. Our theater systems offer and provide a wide range of training applications with unlimited possibilities, and can be easily customized to meet specific specifications and requirements. Our systems have been carefully designed, developed and thoroughly tested at our Troysgate R&D facility in North Carolina by members of the U.S. military, federal government and law enforcement.

Our theater systems solutions are very simplistic and straightforward; however, what may appear or seem obvious, is not. Troysgate Theater Systems must be seen and experienced, first hand, by the decision makers in order to be fully recognized and validated as a necessary training solution with unlimited possibilities and a tremendous value that no other training system is capable of offering, providing and acheiving. We believe our theater systems and training methodology are ideally suited to fill training gaps that exist in combat and deadly conflict training.

Information & Documentation



Troysgate Human Performance Systems
Brochure-Booklet (2018) - PDF


Challenges of Deadly Conflict Training

Replicating Realistic Live-Fire Deadly Encounter Situations

The training challenges for being prepared and ready for combat deployment are endless and forever changing. Any training program or training system is only as effective as the capability of the training environment and the intended goals and objectives. When it comes to training, what has elluded and limited any training solution has been the inability to replicate realistic deadly conflict.

"There are numerous training systems and applications that do a very good job at what they have been designed to accomplish, but there is absolutely nothing that is available today - right now - that comes close to what the Troysgate Theater Systems are capable of accomplishing."

What are the advantages of Troysgate Theater Systems?

Troysgate Theater Systems:

• Provide a complete training solution environment.
• Are available as permanent, semi-permanent, modular, prefab and mobile/portable theater systems.
• Can be configured to meet and accommodate a wide-range of training applications and solutions.
• Offer unlimited realistic training scenarios and situations with shoot / no shoot outcomes.
• Provide complete ballistic containment (AR-500 steel and ballistic rubber) capability that does not require additional ballistic measures.
• Modular, prefab and mobile/portable theater systems can be transported and implemented anywhere and in any environment.
• Enable rapid deployment capability with low/minimal maintenance and support.
• Condition the trainee for deadly conflict with absolute maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
• Show early field results of threat elimination without secondary collateral damages and unintended consequences.
• Appear to offer some level of conditioning against PTSD and related issues related to combat/deadly encounter experiences.
• Standard configurations are designed to accommodate up to 4 trainees simultaneously.


How realistic are Troysgate Theater Systems?

Troysgate Theater Systems:

• Have a unique design that immediately draws the trainee into a realistic, live, real-time training scenarios.
• Place the trainee in very close quarters (as close as 3 feet) of an actual human role player.
• Create the realistic and convincing illusion of face-to-face deadly engagements at close quarters.
• Permit the use of unmodified duty weapons and ammunition (handgun and rifle up to .50 cal)
• Replicate the trainee's physiological and psychological effects he/she would experience in actual combat/deadly conflict.
• Rely on the dynamic and unpredictable actions and reponses of the role player which cannot be second guessed or "gamed."

Trainability Requirements

Meeting Program and Transitional Requirements

Troysgate Theater Systems are the only training solution on the market that replicates realistic and convincing combat situations and scenarios. Our theater systems and training methods build a strong case as alternatives and intermediate transtions to US military training requirements and solutions expected by 2025.

Troysgate Theater Systems appear to be "on-target" regarding several of the U.S. Army future forces focus areas, and address, meet and support several trainability requirements within the:

• Huachuca Training and Support Contract (HTASC)
• Enterprise Training Service Contract (ETSC)
• Life Cycle Product-line Management (LCPM)

Troysgate Close Encounter Theater Systems

Permanent Military-Grade Training Solutions


Troysgate Close Encounter Theater Systems are permanent high-end range systems designed, developed and customized by Troysgate and a leading US range systems manufacturer to meet U.S. military and federal government specifications and requirements. This system typically is a 32 ft x 32 ft permanent structure constructed on a concrete slab. The design layout includes staging and training area, AAR instrumentation and debriefing room and storage area. By design our permanent theater systems are open top structures with metal roof canopy to provide natural air flow ventilation. Each theater system is custom designed and built according to client specifications and requirements to meet specific training objectives and applications.


Permanent Theater Systems Concept CAD Drawings






Troysgate Permanent Theater Systems Features

• Concrete Slab Foundation 40-ft x 40-ft
• Theater System Structure 32-ft x 32-ft x 8-ft
• Detached Metal Canopy 40-ft x 40-ft x 12-14-ft Pitched Roof
• Opened Top Design for Natural Air Flow Ventilation
• Ballistic Containment Walls with Baffled Ceiling (AR-500 Steel/Ballistic Rubber)
• Ballistic Containment Bullet Trap (AR-500 Steel)
• Finished Interior/Exterior including Entrances and Rubber Flooring
• Close Encounter Theater System includes AAR/Debriefing Room and Storage Area (HVAC Controlled)
• Proprietary Reflective Screens - Level 5 Rifle Rated
After Action Review (AAR) Instrumentation System
• Emergency Trauma Kit
• Safety Barricades
• Intercom or Hand-Held Walkie Talkies
• Certified Instructor Training
• Licensing
• Optional - Close Encounter Theater System - Completely Enclosed HVAC Controlled Environment
• Optional - Close Encounter Theater System - Completely Enclosed OSHA Filtration/Ventilation and HVAC Controlled Environment
• Optional - Hit Detection Instrumentation System
• Optional - Battlefield Special Effects Package


Troysgate Modular Theater Systems

Modular Military-Grade Training Solutions


Troysgate's approach in the design of Modular Theater Systems are unique and non-conventional, having evolved over several years to maximize the training experience and its effectiveness, and incorporate specialized tactical applications to meet U.S. military and federal government specifications and requirements. Using high quality 20 and 40 foot commercial CONEX containers, Troysgate is able to customized and provide a live-fire tactical environment that provides ballistic containment using AR-500 steel and high grade ballistic rubber. The use of CONEX containers allows flexibility in the design and application possibilities while providing a standardized and consistent manufacturing process that meets and achieves Troysgate's product design, safety and quality standards. The modular design of CONEX container theater systems provide mobility/portability to accommodate the implementation of training where it is needed. The training site location must be a flat level area - delivery and installation can be accomplished quickly using a commercial forklift or crane. As client customer specifications, requirements and applications change, additional containers can be easily integrated into an existing Troysgate Theater Systems environment.


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Troysgate Modular Theater Systems Features

• CONEX Container Configurations: 20 & 40 foot containers
• Live-Fire Engagement (LFE) Container - complete ballistic containment (AR-500 steel and ballistic rubber panels)
• Hot Wall Container - ballistic rubber bullet trap (AR-500 steel and ballistic rubber blocks)
• Role Player Container - non-ballistic containment
• Exterior Entrances
• Proprietary Reflective Screens - Level 5 Rifle Rated
After Action Review (AAR) Instrumentation System
• Integrated Climate Controlled and Assisted Fan-driven Natural Air Ventilation Systems
• Emergency Trauma Kit
• Safety Barricades & Safety Mats
• Intercom or Hand-Held Walkie Talkies
• Certified Instructor Training
• Licensing
• Optional - Hit Detection Instrumentation System
• Optional - Battlefield Special Effects Package


Troysgate Prefab & Mobile Theater Systems

Semi-Permanent & Portable Training Solutions


Troysgate's approach in the design of Troysgate Theater Systems include prefab and mobile/portable, non-ballistic containment training systems that incorporate a center ballistic containment wall or partition to provide protection of the participants during live weapons fire training exercises. These systems offer highly effective, lower cost training solutions that are well suited for established indoor/outdoor ranges where ballistic containment already exists, and their modular/portable design offers the implementation of training inside a ballistic containment shoot house, or outside on an open range where dirt berms provide containment. Prefab and mobile/portable theater systems offer flexibility in the design according to the intended use and training application while providing a standardized and consistent manufacturing process that meets Troysgate's product design, safety and quality standards. Prefab and mobile/portable systems accommodate rapid deployment and implementation of training where it is needed.


Prefab Semi-Permanent Theater Systems

Ultra Lite Aluminum

Our prefab, semi-permanent theater systems are lightweight, custom prefab, modular structures consisting of aluminum framing, foam insulation core with exterior metal sheeting. This system is semi-permanent structure erected on concrete footers which can be disassembled and relocated if necessary. It takes two days for the installation team to construct the ultra lite aluminum system on-site at delivery where site preparation has already been completed by the client.

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Mobile/Portable Theater Systems

Cam-Lock Panels

Our mobile/portable theater systems are constructed from interlocking, aluminum wrapped, cam-lock panels that are easily handled and managed by a two-person team. This system is durable and can be set up as a stand alone training environment indefinitely, or quickly and easily assembled and disassembled and moved elsewhere for training, or stored away until it is needed again. The cam-lock system requires a flat level area, and a two-person team can set up and disassemble the system in a few hours. The cam-lock system can be transported in a 16 foot trailer.

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Prefab & Mobile/Portable Theater Systems Features

• Configurations: Ultra Lite Aluminum & Cam-lock Panel Structures
      • Prefab Ultra Lite Aluminum Structures - 8' x 16' up to 28' x 28'
      • Mobile Cam-Lock Panel Multi-Purpose Structure
• Endcap Screen Enclosure - utilizes dirt berm or other containment for bullet trap and ballistic containment
• Enclosed or Open Roof Options with/without Floor
• Ballistic Containment Wall to protect participants (AR steel w/ rubber or fiberglass panels)
• Exterior Entrances
• Proprietary Reflective Screens - Level 2 Handgun rated / Level 5 Rifle rated
Mobile/Portable After Action Review (AAR) System
• Assisted Fan-driven Natural Air Ventilation
• Emergency Trauma Kit
• Safety Barricades & Safety Mats
• Intercom or Hand-Held Walkie Talkies
• Certified Instructor Training
• Licensing
• Optional - Portable AC System
• Optional - Gas-powered Generator (if electrical power is not available on-site)


Troysgate Instrumentation Systems

After Action Review - Hit Detection - Special Effects


Troysgate instrumentation systems capabilities include high-end, military-grade, integrated After Action Review (AAR) and Hit Detection (HDT) systems designed and developed for Troysgate that can be used with/without additional equipment components to provide realistic simulated battlefield effects to enhance the training experience. The military-grade AAR system can be purchased separately.

Troysgate offers a lower cost, simple and robust, AAR system that is mobile/portable, easy to set up and use, and ideally suited for our modular and mobile/portable training system. However, it is a very good alternative for implementation in any training system where there is a need for only an AAR system.



Military-Grade Systems

After Action Review (AAR)

The AAR system includes a PC workstation with dual PC monitors and HD LED 4k large screen TV monitor. The system provides multiple camera audio/video collection, recording and playback (up to 30 fps) in real-time monitoring and recorded playback in normal and slow motion speed. Ultra-low light sensitive cameras allow for HD recording and playback of video in color under normal light conditions and in black/white under the darkness of night operations. Recorded audio/video segments can be exported as a run time executable file for playback on other computer devices.

Hit Detection (HDT)

The HDT system provides the audio/video collection, recording and playback of fired shot location incorporating wireless hit detection and participant tracking solutions which do not require anything be worn by participants. The system incorporates specialized software and hardware, IR cameras, and hit sensing equipment with the reflective screen that are integrated into the AAR system which utilizes all AAR system components which are controlled through the PC workstation. Recorded audio/video segments can be played back through the PC workstation, or exported as a video file for playback on other computer devices.

Special Effects

Simulated battlefield effects capabilities which include sound generator, smoke/fog, scent/smell, weapons/IED and wave cannon are integrated into the AAR system and are controlled through the PC workstation.

Mobile/Portable AAR System

The mobile/portable AAR system includes a DVR workstation, 27" LED monitor and (3) high quality HD/audio cameras mounted on heavy duty portable stands. A fourth camera is available to provide perimeter security monitoring capability of the back side (bullet trap) of the training system. The system is easy to set up - simply place and position the cameras on the portable stands and connect the cable connections at the cameras and DVR unit. 200 foot cables offer flexibility to set up the DVR and monitor away from the training unit. The software interface is user friendly, designed for the non-technical operator and intended to be operated by the instructor. Electrical power is required to operate the system and a portable generator can be used to provide power if needed.

Troysgate Patents


This page is intended to serve as notice under 35 U.S.C. ยง 287(a)

Effective September 27, 2016 - U.S. Patent 9,453,711 shall apply, or be applicable to the use of any environment, structure, weapon, product, material and/or method "For Use" under as stated, described, referred, referenced and/or implied when one or more of the following are utilized in combination.

Training Methodology

• Method of Teaching, Training or Instruction

Reflective Screens

• Reflective Screen, Product or Material

Weapons

• Firearms - Handgun, Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun

Physical Structures & Ballistic Containment

• Ballistic Containment Structure
• Non-Containment Structure
• Modification to Existing Range Facility Structure
• Modular/Portable Ballistic Containment (Ballistic Fiberglass)
• Permanent Ballistic Containment (Steel, Rubber and Concrete)