Or [[FunWithAcronyms SUCA]] for short.

A Simulated Urban Combat Area is a very realistic simulation of an urban area, complete with realistic signage, buildings and other stuff like that.

Good place for [[DangerRoomColdOpen tricking the audience]]. It can also be used for espionage training. Participants in these exercises usually use non-lethal weapons/equipment/techniques to make sure that they don't get hurt or killed.

TruthInTelevision, as some militaries/law enforcement agencies do make use of these as part of their training courses.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Riot Force 6 in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' erects an entire city block MadeOfMagic over the nearby ocean bay to provide cheap training grounds for the Forwards.
* UA Academy has several in ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia''. They use them to both teach students how to be heroes in urban areas as well as carry out rescue scenarios.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Early issues of ComicBook/JudgeDredd depicted cadets training in giant, indoor facilities that replicate the streets outside, complete with criss-crossing highways overhead!
* Where the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}'' spends the majority of his time after being released from the tank.

* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5952595/1/Why-and-were Why and Were]]'', it is revealed that Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has provided such a training facility for recruit Watch members, at his own expense. This is nicknamed "Toytown", possibly by multiversal resonance with the British Army version '''(below)'''.


* ''Film/TheExpendables2'' has the heroes bivouac in one of these in Eastern Europe while tracking down the Sang, then get ambushed by them the following morning.
* After ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'''s past prologue, the X-Men are fighting an off-screen enemy (a Sentinel) in a burned-out urban wasteland. After Wolverine and Colossus take it down with a FastballSpecial, the [[DangerRoomColdOpen Danger Room is deactivated and the session ends]].

* The "rent-a-terrorists" of Erewhon in ''Literature/RoleOfHonour'' have an area of houses called The Charnel, which is used as a training ground against anti-terrorist attacks.
* A training place for KGB spies and saboteurs, with mock-ups of many areas of the West, is the source of the climax of ''[[Literature/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Ultimatum]]''.
* The Literature/NewJediOrder novel ''Star By Star'' featured two facilities of this sort. One was built for the YVH-class droids, and was accurate down to the "pedestrians" (actually weapons techs, who knew the droid wouldn't target them) - and absolutely no challenge whatsoever for the YVH. The other was designed to train voxyn and included not just buildings and walkways but (nonfunctional) vehicles, aircraft, and even a wrecked AT-AT, along with a sizable slave population to play the "residents".
* Literature/AlexRider is trained in a Scorpia SUCA in the Alex Rider book ''Scorpia''.
* The Jack Higgins novel ''Confessional'' starts with an IRA terrorist being captured during an attempt to plant a bomb. He then [[TheSpartanWay kills his captors]], only for it to be revealed he's a KGB assassin in a simulation of an Irish village.
* There are a couple of these in [[Literature/CHERUBSeries CHERUB]], including an SAS training facility near the campus, and an American version where a group of the kids are part of the Red Team against American military personnel.
* The third book of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy features Katniss training [[spoiler: for the invasion of the Capitol]] in one of these called the Block in [[spoiler: District 13]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode "Force Recon", filmed on location at Camp Pendelton.
* Although it's another training place for spies, ''Series/{{Alias}}'' features a mock-up of a US town in Russia.
* ''Star Trek'' and its holodeck, which can recreate any environment, features this trope. Such as with ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' trying to get the hunt-happy Hirogen to use a SUCA.
* ''Series/TheGrandTour'' uses the KASOTC (see the Real Life section below) as the grounds for a challenge for the presenters: they must get a VIP off a hijacked airliner to safety. But, if any of them die, they have to start the entire mission over again. Clarkson, Hammond, and May adequately demonstrate ''[[GroundhogDayLoop several]]'' [[GroundhogDayLoop times]] they are TV presenters and not trained military or law enforcement personnel.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': One of the Tau codexes has an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor making a diplomatic visit to a Tau world. The Tau dignitary coincidentally leads him past a training area full of drilling Fire Warriors that just happens to bear great resemblance to a gutted Imperial city, with mock-up burned and wrecked vehicles that look suspiciously like Imperial Guard tanks.
* One encounter in the ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' adventure "Paranoid Clones in Savory Vulture Stew" takes place in a military training course like this, designed to simulate an ambush. The [[PlayerCharacter PCs]] are not informed there will be an ambush.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Game Boy Color version of ''VideoGame/PerfectDark''.
* ''VideoGame/AmericasArmy'' basically uses this for half of its maps. Now, since the players effectively make each map a warzone, there are very few civilians around. Those that are still in the area are usually hostages.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', with Stan's job at the CIA, features this. Witty comments are graded.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' episode "Supertroopers," Shane was spending a lot of time in one of these, avoiding his hostile fellow Supertroopers. It was ''because'' he was spending so much time there that he avoided getting dosed with the PsychoSerum Wheiner circulated in the barracks.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' had a BatmanColdOpen where he was training the Outsiders this way.
* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' [[VillainProtagonist Zim]] can apparently pull this off with holograms, as seen in "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff." It includes a holographic [[HeroAntagonist Dib]] that uses HulkSpeak.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The British Army maintains a whole mocked-up small town for training soldiers in urban combat. Nicknamed "Toytown" by generations of Toms, it has gone through three distinct incarnations in its lifecycle. It began as a simulation of the sort of small German town in which the British Army of the Rhine might expect to be fighting the Russians. The buildings took a corresponding amount of damage as intensive training was given in knocking holes in walls to move under cover, planting mines, booby traps and IED's, and generally blowing things up. It became equally important to train troops in low-intensity patrolling and fighting, so it took on a more Northern Irish aspect over time. Most recently, it was given makeover as a vaguely Middle Eastern town, complete with mock-mosque.
** The S.A.S. maintains a smaller but more detailed training area, known as "the killing house", at its Hereford base.
* Almost all law enforcement agencies have simulated urban towns/cities to train their special police units as part of their training.
* There's a UsefulNotes/ColdWar UrbanLegend (that inspired several of the above examples) that the KGB had simulated American streets/towns/cities (it varies) in secret locations which were used for the training of spies infiltrating the United States, teaching them to be perfect Americans in every way. Actual 'illegals' were more likely to get around this problem by posing as immigrants from European countries, so a detailed background check or minor cultural mistake would not give them away, and get their training in a BoringButPractical classroom.
* The King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC) in Amman, Jordan, used for counter-terrorism training. It also hosts the Annual Warrior Competition, a contest between over thirty special ops forces around the world.
* The US military runs several facilities for urban training such as the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility in Fort Hood which replicates a Middle eastern village.