The U.S. army has constructed an elaborate fake city designed for terrorism combat training, noted the Telegraph, spanning 300 acres and including a five-story embassy, a bank, a school, an underground subway and train station, a mosque, a football stadium, and a helicopter landing zone.
Located in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., according to the Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star, which is just under an hour north of Richmond, the facility includes bridges and other other structures that can be adapted for specific purposes and scenarios.
The Army’s Army Asymmetric Warfare Group opened the training center last month, the Telegraph said. The AAWG was created in 2004 to help combat terrorism and deal more effectively with emerging threats.