Activities 2017

 ATC has once again proven to be the preferred option for the delivery of Firing Range Services for previous and new customers, with new solutions and setups that have been tried out and tailormade to meet the various customers’ requirements.

Amongst these are the building a new Static Sea Target/Instrument Platform, tailormade to withstand the rough weather conditions that can occur at Andøya.

  • Royal Canadian Navy Live Test Firing JOLTEX 2017

    HMCS Montréal / NCSM Montréal conducted a joint littoral live land-attack test firing, integrated into a joint targeting environment, at Andøya Test Center  on October 31 2017. The objectives, situated at Andøya Test Centers test range located near Andøya in Northern Norway, supported an over-the-horizon targeting process that resulted in successful engagements.

    Photo by Sgt Roxanne Clowe, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
    Photo : Sgt Roxanne Clowe, CamÈra de combat des Forces canadiennes

  • RNoAF GBAD Live Firing Exercise 2017

    In May 2017 the RNoAF GBAD unit from LVBn, 132 Airwing, took their annual Live Firing Exercise to Nordmela GBAD Range as they have previous years. A number of missiles from the NASAMS II system were launched in a tactical setting against Banshee aerial targets. The targets were delivered and operated by Meggitt in Cooperation with the RNoAF.

    A unit consisting of both professionals and conscripts, the LVBn impressed again with their professionality, speed, and efficiency in which their Live Firing Exercise were performed.

  • IDAS Live Test Firing 2017

    As a first for ATC, a submarine-launched system was tested out at the range.

    The IDAS-consortium consisting of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, DIEHL Defence, and NAMMO, chose ATC as their provider of firing range services, when they together with RNoMS UREDD tested the Interactive Defence and Attack System for submarines.

    The target was anchored within territorial waters, and equipped with TLM-systems for documentation and demonstration purposes. (Live video feed to the VIP-Center, as well as recorded video from several angles)