Nevada Test and Training Range

Nevada Test and Training Range
United States Air Force
Agency overview
Formed Sept. 1, 1966
Preceding agency USAF Warfare center
Headquarters Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, United States 36° 14.193'N 115° 1.917'W
Employees Classified
Annual budget Classified
Map showing Nellis AFB, NAFR, and other federal properties in southern Nevada

The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) is a training facility of the United States Air Force located in the desert of southern Nevada in the United States. It is the largest of its kind in the US, 4,687 square miles (12,140 km2) and is operated by the USAF Warfare Center's 98th Range Wing. The NTTR was renamed from the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) in 2001.

NTTR borders (on three sides) the Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site; between them the two complexes control much of the land in southern Nevada. NTTR is operated from Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. The National Wildhorse Management Area is entirely enclosed inside the NTTR, and much of the eastern section of the NTTR overlaps with the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

The terrain enclosed by the range is characterized by numerous small ranges of mountains, with the area between consisting of desert, including many small endorheic lakes. One of these, Groom Lake (located near the northeast border of NTTR) is reportedly the location of the air force's secret test facility, popularly known as Area 51.

At least once per year NTTR hosts RED FLAG, a combined NATO simulated air warfare exercise. NTTR is also the location of Green Flag, a similar exercise emphasising the electronic aspects of airborne warfare.

External links

Coordinates: 37°29′56″N 116°37′02″W / 37.49889°N 116.61722°W / 37.49889; -116.61722

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Utah Test and Training Range — The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) is a military testing and training area located in Utah s West Desert, approximately 80 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah.UTTR is currently the largest overland contiguous block of supersonic authorized… …   Wikipedia

  • 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron — This article is about the USAF squadron. For other uses, see Red Eagle. 4477th Test Evaluation Squadron Members of the 4477th Test Evaluation Squadron in front of a MiG 21F 13 Fishbed C/E, 85 Red , USAF serial 014. This airframe is now at the …   Wikipedia

  • Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center — Infobox Military Unit unit name= Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center caption= Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center emblem dates= 1 January 1974 country= United States allegiance= branch= United States Air Force type=… …   Wikipedia

  • Nevada — This article is about the U.S. state of Nevada. For other uses, see Nevada (disambiguation). State of Nevada …   Wikipedia

  • Nevada National Security Site — Nevada Test Site November 1951 nuclear test at Nevada Test Site. Test is shot Dog from Operation Buster, with a yield of 21 kilotonnes of TNT (88 TJ). It was the f …   Wikipedia

  • Nevada — Nevadan, Nevadian, adj., n. /neuh vad euh, vah deuh/, n. a state in the W United States. 799,184; 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Cap.: Carson City. Abbr.: NV (for use with zip code), Nev. * * * State (pop., 2000: 1,998,257), western U.S.… …   Universalium

  • test — test1 W1S1 [test] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(exam)¦ 2¦(medical)¦ 3¦(machine/product)¦ 4¦(difficult situation)¦ 5 put somebody/something to the test 6¦(sport)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: pot for testing metals , f …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tonopah Test Range — For the Tonopah Test Range airfield facilities, see Tonopah Test Range Airport. For other uses of the term Area 52 , see Area 52 (disambiguation). USAF Tonopah Test Range Nevada …   Wikipedia

  • 98th Range Wing — Infobox Military Unit unit name=98th Range Wing caption= dates= 28 January 1942 present country=United States allegiance= branch=Air Force type=Rage Operation role= size= command structure=Air Combat Command current commander=Colonel… …   Wikipedia

  • List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft, 2000 - — This is a list of notable accidents and incidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year in which the accident or incident occurred. For more exhaustive lists, see the [http://www.baaa Aircraft Crash Record Office] or the [http …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.