Yuma Test Center

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One of the Department of Defenseís largest land holders, with state-of-the-art facilities and ranges covering more than 1300 square miles of terrain and 2000 square miles of restricted airspace, Yuma Test Center, a multi-purpose test complex, works with nearly every commodity in the ground combat arsenal. The center is also the Armyís desert environment test expert, where grueling terrain and extreme heat combine to challenge equipment in demanding real-world conditions. All the centerís test sites are connected by over 600 miles of fiber-optic cable.

Yuma Test Centerís clean air, low humidity, minimal rainfall -- only about three inches per year -- and annual average of 350 sunny days, add up to almost perfect testing and training conditions. Urban encroachment and noise concerns are non-existent problems, unlike many other military installations.

The test center boasts the entire infrastructure for fully and realistically testing nearly all weapon systems in the ground combat arena. Most importantly, the proving ground has it all for a wide variety of commodity areas: artillery, manned and unmanned aviation systems, armor, tactical vehicle, electronic countermeasure, and air delivery testing. That's a powerful combined arms synergy, one that is efficient and cost effective for military equipment developers.


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