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Waffenplatz, Bure, Porrentruy, Jura, Switzerland

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Location Category ID: 17970
Added to Database: 19 June 2010
Last Edited: 9 June 2012
Address: Waffenplatz Bure, Kaserne, 2915 Bure
Telephone: +41 (0) 32 465 54 41
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website: Waffenplatz Bure – 1
Waffenplatz Bure – 2
Other Links: Confoederatio Helvetica – Archive
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Latitude, Longitude: 47.45022017 , 7.01605796
Location Accuracy: 5
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The military history of Bure began in the 1960s, and the parade ground was inaugurated in April 1968. The Bure barracks has accommodation for 1,400 persons. On its grounds combat training can be undertaken by a reinforced infantry, tank or mechanised infantry company. It is mainly used for the training of tank and artillery forces, providing recruit and refresher training courses.
South of Bure the Ortskampfanlage Nale and its grounds provide combat training with simulators up to the level of a reinforced company. It includes an urban combat training environment for mechanised troops; this dedicated training village includes thirty buildings of different types of construction and use, including residential houses, shops and restaurants. Training subjects include combat and security operations, and it is well equipped with the latest training aids.

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April 2010

Panzerwagen 39 tanks on display at Bure
1: Panzerwagen 39 tanks on display at Bure

Taken: 24 April 2010
Contributor: C. Zimmerli
Location Photo ID: 768
Added: 1 June 2012
Views: 409
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2005

“Waffenplatz Bure: halls and workshops for tank troops, public domain”, photo from Climagel.ch
2: “Waffenplatz Bure: halls and workshops for tank troops, ...

Taken: 2005 (Estimated)
Contributor: CRFU
Location Photo ID: 295
Added: 22 June 2010
Views: 152
Has Priority: 0