Woomera Test Facility


Woomera Test Facility

Infobox Military Test Site
name=Woomera Test Facility


caption=


map_caption=
type=Aerospace (military/civil)
coordinates=
nearest_town=Woomera
country=Australia
area=
operator=Royal Australian Air Force's Aerospace Operational Support Group
status=Active
dates=Cold war–present
remediation=
subcritical_tests=
nuclear_tests=
thermonuclear_tests=
The Woomera Test Facility (formerly known as the Instrumented Range) is an aerospace testing facility, with the Range Head located at coord|30|56|S|136|30|E|region:AU-SA_type:city(300) just north-west of Lake Koolymilka (usually dry), about 40km north-west of Woomera, South Australia.

The facility forms part of the Woomera Prohibited Area and is operated by the Royal Australian Air Force's Aerospace Operational Support Group (formerly known as the Aircraft Research and Development Unit).

The range is used for both civil and military tests.

Several launchers are located near range centreline that points north-west from the Range Head area.

References

* Air Force News [http://www.defence.gov.au/news/raafnews/EDITIONS/4702/features/feature02.htm Our Vital Wasteland]
* BAE Systems [http://www.woomera.com.au/range/range.htm Test Facility Official Website]
** [http://www.woomera.com.au/documents/map_of_wpa_ranges.pdf range map]


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