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Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle Complex

Camp Pendleton, CA

The Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command identified the need to construct a consolidated training, maintenance, and headquarters complex at Camp Pendleton for the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAAV) used by the Marine Corps.

This facility is designed to teach Marines everything about the AAAV from classroom teaching to simulator training, weapons training, and maintenance training on the vehicle. The maintenance facility is divided into vehicle maintenance and maintenance training areas. The maintenance training areas, which are separate and adjacent to the maintenance areas, include two maintenance classrooms complete with several component repair stations for students and a jib cane to move components from the floor to work benches.

Maintenance training on the AAAV in the facility is designed to simulate, as close as possible, field maintenance conditions. Due to this need, the facility was not outfitted with vehicle lifts or centralized lubrication systems, and instead utilizes bridge cranes and manual methods of delivering fluids to the vehicles. This facility is one of only two AAAV maintenance facilities in the US.

Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Equipment Industrial Design
Construction Administration
Fleet Size

150 AAAVs

Site Size

6.5 acres

Facility Size

56,000 square feet

Construction Cost

$25,000,000