The MOD Pendine Range is on the southwest coast of Wales. It provides test and evaluation services throughout the life of systems, from concept to disposal.
The site comprises land-based Ranges with an area of 20.5km². It has various enclosed tunnel Ranges, a 9km shoreline suitable for aircraft landing training sorties, a large sea danger area extending approximately 18km², airspace up to 23,000ft, and a high tidal range of up to 8m.
The Range's Long Test Track (LTT) facility, suitable for high-speed dynamic trials, is unique to the UK. It has been used to test impacting probes for use in planetary exploration. It is a 1,500m instrumented test track, enabling trials of systems up to Mach 3, with accelerations of up to 130g. Pendine also has a Short Test Track of 200m. This can accommodate weights and velocities between 45kg at 500 m/s to 250kg at 250 m/s.
MOD Pendine has an engineering facility with a design office and workshop, an approved armoury, and a magazine facility.