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Test Facilities at Karlsborg:


Name: FMV:VoVC Test Range Karlsborg
(Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Verification and Validation Centre Karlsborg)
Mail address: FMV:VoVC Provplats Karlsborg
P.O Box 8
S-546 23 Karlsborg
Short description: Military test range for all kind of testing of weapons, ammunition, ballistic protection and vehicles.
The test range performs testing for civilian companies and organisations.
Category:

Mechanical Equipment

Detectors

Protection Equipment

EOD

Others

Type:  X X  X  X  


Point of contact

Name: Roger Larsson
Organization: FMV:VoVC Test Range Karlsborg
Function: Production manager
Phone / Fax: +46 (0)505 45 58 28 / +46 (0)505 45 58 82
Email:
Mail address FMV:VoVC Provplats Karlsborg
P.O Box 8
S-546 23 Karlsborg


Name: Peter Servin
Organization: FMV:VoVC Test Range Karlsborg
Function: Production manager
Phone / Fax: +46 (0)505 46 55 31 / +46 (0)505 48 32 20
Email:
Mail address FMV:VoVC Provplats Karlsborg
P.O Box 8
S-546 23 Karlsborg

General information

Indoor test area (m2) ---
Outdoor test area (m2) Approximately 1.000.000 m2 with different types of terrain
Explosive allowed: All types of explosives, all types of mines and ordnance up to 20 Kg of explosives.
Services: Canteen.
Hot meals are served for lunch, reservation before 09:00 am.
Working hours: 07:30 am - 04:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
Entrance requirements: The test range is a restricted area.
Security clearance required.
Working office:
(For visiting use)

Size (m2)

Heating / Cooling

Phone / Fax

Internet access

As required

Y

Y

Y


Logistics

Travel and accommodation Airports: Örebro 100 Km Jönköping 100 Km Göteborg 200Km
Railway station: 50 Km
Hotels: 5 Km
Infra structure: Trucks, dumpers, ammunition storage, administration service, radio- and wirebased communication system, safety surveillance centre, ambulance and local fire brigade
Mechanical workshop: Fully equipped
Ammunition workshop: Fully equipped


Description

FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration) Verification and validation centre (VoVC) has three test ranges in Sweden.

FMV:VoVC Test Range Vidsel performs missile and aircraft test.

FMV:VoVC Test Range Linköping performs aircraft and airborne system tests.

FMV:VoVC Test Range Karlsborg performs testing of a wide range of ground warfare systems.









Test Range Karlsborg is located at the west shore of lake Vättern in southern Sweden.
The test range is fenced in and is as a designated high security area under close surveillance by armed guard at all time.

Landing of cargo is possible at an air force base 5 Km from the test range.

The test range disposes of a large test area at Älvdalen, 450 Km north of Karlsborg, where test with ordnance with explosive weights over 20 Kg can be performed.
At Älvdalen and the northern test range (FMV:VoVC Test Range Vidsel), test can be performed in winter condition (cold and snow).

Test Range Karlsborg have capabilities for:

- Photo, witch covers single photos to high speed photo (film and video) and X-ray photos.
- Advanced photo and film editing.
- Measuring of pressure, acceleration and noise.
- Environmental testing.
- Data reduction and evaluation.
- Test dummies for measuring of impact on human bodies.
- Permanent fenced in mine field for live mine bodies.


Past, current and planned test and evaluation activities

Several trials with thermite charges have been executed at this facilities. The test reports can be found on the ITEP reports website at:

http://itep.ws/pdf/swedishtest_report.pdf and http://itep.ws/pdf/FOI_Rapport.pdf


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