Team YPG

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Originally established in 1943, Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world, bigger than the state of Rhode Island. The proving groundís role in maintaining the quality of Americaís combat forces is enormous.

The proving ground conducts a wide variety of military tests throughout the year, consisting of nearly every commodity in the ground combat arsenal. A part of the Army Test and Evaluation Command, the primary mission is to conduct tests on medium and long range artillery, aircraft armament and fire control systems, cargo and personnel airdrop systems, unmanned aerial systems, armored vehicles and automotive equipment, technologies for defeating roadside bombs, and much more.

Yuma Proving Ground is one of the few places where military munitions and hardware can be tested in an area almost completely removed from urban encroachment and noise concerns. Its sunny climate, terrain and excellent range facilities add up to almost perfect testing and training conditions. The workload directly impacts the defense of freedom around the world.

Team YPG - Dedicated professionals committed to supporting the warfighter since 1943.

Interesting facts about Yuma Proving Ground:

  • 1300 square miles in size
  • Controls 2000 miles of restricted airspace
  • Incorporates the longest overland artillery range in the nation
  • Boasts the DoDís most highly instrumented helicopter test range
  • Maintains 1000 miles of paved and unpaved roads
  • Contains 600 miles of fiber-optic cable to provide instantaneous test data feedback
  • Fires tens of thousand artillery, mortar and missile rounds each year
  • Contains six airfields

Yuma Proving Ground is responsible for managing testing at three locations: Yuma Test Center at Yuma Proving Ground, the Cold Regions Test Center, Alaska, and the Tropic Regions Test Center, which is headquartered at Yuma Proving Ground and operates in Hawaii, Panama, Honduras, and other tropic areas.

The proving ground is proud of the role it plays in ensuring the excellence of equipment and munitions issued to Americaís fighting forces. This work saves American lives and is a solemn trust the entire workforce takes seriously and holds dear.