The courtyard is the area enclosed within a facility's walls. Stairwells at various points along the walls allow access to the ramparts. Within the walls are various support features such as the NTU Silo, Repair/Rearm Silos, and typically the BFR Shed and Vehicle Terminal. However, Technology Plants have both Air and Ground Vehicle Terminals enclosed in the main structure.
The Courtyard has two arched entrances at opposite corners of the base, allowing vehicular access. These entrances become sealed against most enemy vehicles and gunfire with a lattice linked Shield Module.