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Old 06-11-2018, 12:04 AM   #64
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YPG's Test Center primary ranges..

On 26 July 1973, it officially received its full name—U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground..In a typical year, over 500,000 artillery, mortar and missile rounds are fired, 36,000 parachute drops take place, 200,000 miles (320,000 km) are driven on military vehicles, and over 4000 air sorties are flown from the proving ground's Laguna Army Airfield..

Coordinates 33.0178-N 114.253-W..

Since its early days, Yuma Proving Ground has been a desert environmental test center for all types of military equipment and materiel and features the longest overland artillery range (40 miles or 64 km) in the nation, the most highly instrumented helicopter armament test range in the Department of Defense, over 200 miles (300 km) of improved road courses for testing tracked and wheeled military vehicles, over 600 miles (1,000 km) of fiber-optic cable linking test locations, and the most modern mine and demolitions test facility in the western hemisphere..Realistic villages and road networks representing urban areas in Southwest Asia have been constructed and are used for testing counter-measures to the threat of roadside bombs - Dean Weingarten, meteorology team chief, said collecting meteorological data is a crucial part of weapons testing..

Gulf War (039 of 374) - Desert Shield..

Broadcast (New Zealand): 6th November 1990..

8.25 - LT Colonel Steven Woody..What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? - A heavy investment in technology and a highly skilled soldier-civilian workforce makes the proving Ground a significant social and economic component of the local community - Just... you know, how you tell the story, what? - The M777 howitzer is a towed 155 mm artillery piece used by the Ground forces of Australia, Canada, India and Saudi Arabia..It made its combat debut in the War in Afghanistan, manufactured by BAE Systems' Global Combat Systems division..Prime contract management is based in Barrow-in-Furness -Potato Salad in widely believed to have originated in Germany - The Dragon Fire II was featured in the Discovery Channel's Future Weaprons ProGram - Excalibur was developed as a longer-ranged alternative to conventional artillery shells, with GPS guidance for improved accuracy - The Bradley is designed for reconnaissance and to transport a squad of infantry, providing them protection from small arms fire, while also providing firephower to both suppress and eliminate most threats to friendly infantry and Brimstone missiles fired from helicopters...
https://www.jstor.org/stable/e26172192
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma_Proving_Ground
http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue2/200...apons-testing/
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