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Live Fire Missile Test at the Tonopah Test Range

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 01:04 AM
Live Fire Missile Test

The Government will be conducting a Live Fire Missile Test (LFMT) for an existing aircraft survivability equipment program in April 2009 in Tonopah, Nevada at the Tonopah Test Range. After all existing aircraft survivability equipment program contractors are accommodated for the LFMT event, it is anticipated that there will be limited, additional space available for others to participate in the form of passive data recording of the LFMT. Because space is limited, the USG will give preference for these remaining spots to firms who identify themselves in writing as intending to submit a proposal as a prime contractor for the JATAS under RFP N00019-08-R-0043 on a First Come, First Served basis. If there are additional spaces available after all such identified JATAS prime contractor offerors have responded, additional firms may participate on a First Come, First Served basis. All participants shall comply with the following conditions: Participation and data collection are on a “Not to Interfere” basis, and at your own risk. Participation shall be at your own expense. The Government will not reimburse for any expenses incurred by participating organizations. Participants shall make available to the Government any data collected upon written Government request. Participants bringing sensors may bring up to two sensors and be afforded a four foot section of the test stands for equipment setup. No additional sensors will be permitted, in order to ensure participants have equal access and opportunity. Participating organizations may send up to three individuals. All individuals must posses a current valid US Secret clearance. Participating organizations must attend a test planning working group the week of 9 March, location to be determined pending industry response. Cancellations after that point will not result in an opening, due to insufficient planning and coordination time remaining prior to the event. Participating organizations must have a Government Sponsor to validate the participant’s “need to know.” Participating organizations shall submit a list of all equipment, both corporate and personal, that will be brought to the facility. The list must be approved prior to any equipment being brought or shipped onto the facility. Participating organizations requesting space in the test stands will have access to station power and a local area network. Power requirements or any other form of test support required must be identified as part of application. All requests for participation must be emailed to the JATAS Contract Specialist, Tanis Meldrum, at Requests shall include: Firm(s) being represented, participant information including name, e-mail address and phone numbers, an organizational point of contact (if different than the range participants), description of intended sensor and data recording capabilities, contact information for the sponsoring Government Organization, and any test support requirements. Requests shall be submitted by 1600 EST on 18 Feb 09.

posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:40 AM

All individuals must posses a current valid US Secret clearance.

No way, started reading that and thought you might of been going to catch some pictures of the test, I'm assuming you don't have a secret clearance

posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 04:50 PM
Watching a test at the TTR is pretty easy. Knowing when is the hard part. It's not like Groom Lake where you need to climb a mountain and view from 26 miles away.

I haven't seen any NOTAMS to indicate this test is scheduled. Then again, if they work it right, notams may not be needed. The target could be towed rather than a drone. The manpad would probably have to be released in a direction so they fall on military land, or can't get past a mountain. My guess would be a flight just west of the base, since there is little infrastructure there.

posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 09:42 AM
Do you know of anywhere/anyone that will be posting the pictures or results of the test?
I like looking at stuff from inside the site

posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 09:27 PM

They already did one test at White Sands last year, but I never saw any photographs of the results. I found it very odd when the next phase was moved to the TTR. Less prying eyes I suppose.

I saw a Fedex jet with it's C-MANPADS pod. It was part of the initial experiment using what I believe was a pod from BAE. This was in 2004 or 2005 at the Mojave Spaceport.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 10:08 AM
I detour the topic a bit, I have a doubt, what role run Dyncorp at TTR, is just only responsible for supply of water or is responsible for other activities?

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 11:43 PM
Sorry I missed your post. I really wish this forum would relay the posts to email.

It is hard to say what Dyncorp does these days due it being in a state of flux. For a while, Dyncorp was owned by CSC. It looks like CSC has divested itself the Dyncorp, baseed on the latest annual report.
What you don't know is how the contracts were split up after the breakup.

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