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Software Upgrade Could Advance Long-Range Fire Detection

Live-fire tests at Dugway Proving Ground, including data collection and analysis, could warn soldiers sooner about incoming chemical rounds...Read More

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Bulldozer Training Preps Crews To Fight Wildfires

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah – Wildland firefighters from seven states are learning how to use bulldozers to fight wildfires in Utah’s West Desert...Read More

Robbie Knight, Dugway Natural Resource Office Program Manager, assists Dr. Randy Larsen, Professor at Brigham Young University, monitor a female mule deer‘s heart rate while Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists prepare to administer vaccinations. Photo by Kalon Throop

Charter study of deer, antelope migration begins

Until recently, there had never been a study of the migration patterns of pronghorn antelope and mule deer on and near Dugway Proving Ground.... Read More

Instrument towers at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah are moved about the test grid with a light truck. Once in place, the tower with its instrumentation is raised. The tan box is for fiber optics, transmitting test data at near real-time for archive, format conversion and monitoring by test operators. U.S. Army photo

Upgraded grid cuts testing time for chem/bio detectors

Eleven years ago, Dugway Proving Ground set out to upgrade the testing of chemical and biological agent detectors, to put them into the hands of Warfighters and support personnel with greater speed. This summer the multimillion dollar test improvement project, funded by a Department of Defense office, will be finalized and turned over to Dugway Proving Ground.... Read More

Joshua Erickson, a chemist for Special Programs Division at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, discusses a formula with students during their Dec. 18 visit to the Hazardous Materials Test Facility. Four students and their science teacher from Dugway High School attended the lab for half a day. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs

Dugway scientists share expertise with students

Four high school students with an aptitude for chemistry spent half a day at Dugway Proving Ground learning that some chemical reactions can be hot ‘ and pretty cool.... Read More

An AN/TPQ-53 Radar, scanning for projectiles during the Early Warning Enhanced Capability data collection conducted October, 2018 at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Originally designed to locate the firing positions of mortars and rockets, the radar was challenged to collect flight characteristics of various 155mm projectiles, including simulated chemical rounds. Photo provided by Product Manager Radars

Dugway hosts data collection with chemical simulant rounds

Radar systems designed to determine the firing positions of hostile artillery and mortar launchers were recently used here to collect data, to determine their potential to identify a simulated chemical projectile in flight, thereby providing extra seconds for U.S. forces to respond.... Read More

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U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is the nation's leading test center for Chemical and Biological Defense, conducting efficient testing and support to enable our nation's defenders, inter-agency partners and our Allies to counter chemical, biological, radiological, and explosives (CBRE) hazards.

Dugway Proving Ground provides unparalleled testing, evaluation, training and technical support while maintaining a world-class workforce, facilities and quality of life for our employees and their families.

Established: 1942
Location: Northwestern Utah
Size: 800,000 acres
Elevation: 4,500 -7,000 feet above sea level
Temperature: -15 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit

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