The nation requires advanced tools and techniques to ensure the safety of our war fighters. Idaho National Laboratory‘s National Security Test Range provides access to capabilities to understand and mitigate emerging challenges being faced on the battlefield.
The range is positioned to support a wide variety of full-scale and practical testing opportunities for the DOE, DOD, NNSA, DHS, and other federal and industrial collaborators. Located about 45 miles west of Idaho Falls, INLs exceptional geography includes 330 acres of isolated desert terrain with eight dedicated test ranges, tactical facilities and restricted airspace that allow research to be conducted safely and securely.
National and Homeland Security expertise at the lab spans ballistics, explosives and barrier testing, current breaching strategies, high-performance modeling and simulation capabilities, and classified program support. The National Security Test Range is home to comprehensive research and testing capabilities that are flexible and adaptable to meet custom requirements.
Dynamic Scientific Measuring
The flash X-ray system can see through smoke and fire to reveal how a projectile or weapon interacts with armor at the exact moment of impact. See a narrated slideshow from a flash X-ray demonstration.
Dedicated Manufacturing Facilities for Secure Prototyping and Production
Explosive and Energetic Materials Characterization
N&HS develops and deploys training and exercises to enhance national security. INL provides training and exercises with an emphasis on the protection and security of the nation. This approach accelerates the maturation of technologies and methodologies from the conceptual to deployment stages; optimizes the benefits of leveraging investments in expertise, research programs and technical infrastructure; and creates effective environments for immediate information sharing of discoveries and emerging threats.
For information on NSTR training and exercises, contact: James.Schondel@inl.gov