FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Ground was broken Thursday for a $63 million Mission Training Complex at Fort Hood.
The original battle simulation center on Fort Hood was built in 1982 and is run with out of date systems.
Fort Hood officials say the new center will take about two years to complete.
The new complex will by U.S. troops and allied partners who train at Fort Hood.
Brian Dosa, Director of Fort Hood Public Works, says the new complex will house all of the simulators that are now spread out among 23 different sites.
“Technology has improved over the years we've really outgrown that facility both in size and space, but then also in technology. It was no longer able to handle the more sophisticated computer simulations the things we use these days,” Dosa said.
The Mission Training Complex will be responsible for individual and collective training with virtual and constructive simulators.