Alliant Techsystems Proving Grounds (ATPG)

Alliant Techsystems Proving Grounds (ATPG), located in Elk River, Minn. is America’s largest, privately owned proving ground. The proving ground supports program First Article Acceptance Testing (FAAT) and Load Acceptance and Test (LAT) with sequential test procedures that are performed on-site and on time. Whether the product is in its infancy, or is in the final stages of development, ATPG provides test and evaluation that is rivaled by none.

Specific proving grounds capabilities include:

  • Environmental testing equipment to test the durability of systems that must endure shock, vibration, extremem temperatures and altitudes
  • High speed, Infrared and X-ray imaging
  • Projectile soft catch and capture for analysis
  • Long Range projectile testing for testing and flight evaluation of direct and indirect fire weapons
  • Enclosed 100, 150, and 200 meter ranges that support weapons systems up to 40mm weapons with the capability to conduct projectile soft catch for analysis and video
  • Outdoor ranges for projectile fuze evaluation, propellant charge development, and scaled armor testing that support weapons up to 40mm at distances from 20 meters to 2,000 meters
  • Explosive warhead muntions arenas support weapon initiation to target impact, including the complete test and evaluation of explosively formed penetrators and conventional shaped charge warheads

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