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The Department of Defense operates several ranges across all service branches to test the effectiveness of military systems in the land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace domains. These ranges and infrastructure represent a critical part of the DoD acquisition and systems development process.

The DoD's Office of Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) has asked the Board on Army Research and Development to assess how effectively these ranges fulfill DOT&E's mission to determine operational effectiveness and lethality of systems currently under development. This study will specifically evaluate whether these ranges are prepared to simulate threats, countermeasures, and operations against near-peer adversaries. This publication is the unclassified version of the classified report.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Enabling DoD's Test Ranges and Infrastructure to Meet Threats and Operational Needs in the 21st Century: Unclassified Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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