A Yuma Proving Ground subordinate test center
Who We Are
- Defense Department’s premier tester for winter warfare, with longstanding expertise in cold-weather testing and more than 670,000 acres of impact area and maneuver space.
- A test environment combining the varied and synergistic effects of terrain, temperature, wind, ice, fog, and snow over a large area.
- Owner of a 3.26-mile paved and banked oval test track, with skid pad and test slopes, including the capability to produce large-scale ice and snowfields.
- Site of an 800-foot unmanned aerial system airfield within 30 kilometers of Afghanistan-like mountains that reach 13,000 feet.
- Priority user of airspace over test ranges at Donnelly Training Area, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
What We Do
- Test military tracked and wheeled vehicles.
- Test manned and unmanned ground and aerial systems and unmanned ground sensors.
- Test weapon systems (direct and indirect fire), munitions, and small arms.
- Test Soldier systems and support equipment.
- Test individual Soldier clothing and equipment.
- Test mines, explosives, and demolitions.
- Provide access to numerous primary, secondary, and cross-country test courses for vehicle mobility, reliability, and durability testing.
- Provide commercial customers with brake, suspension, traction, and handling test courses.
- Provide access to a state of the art Battle Area Complex/Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (BAX/CACTF).
- Provide access to assault strips, drop zones, and a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) site.
- Utilize United States Army Alaska Soldiers (when available) as test participants/operators during developmental testing.