Inner Range — 10,000 yards long and 2,750 yards wide, depths vary from 60 feet to 20 feet. The range is a Restricted Area and can be patrolled during tests to eliminate commercial or recreational craft interference with testing. It is in a protected and relatively calm area, thus creating more opportunities for good operating conditions. The range’s close proximity to shore facilities allows quick, low-cost response to emergent situations.
Hole Test Area — 1,760 yards long and 880 yards wide, with a maximum depth of 127 feet.
Outer Range — 17,500 yards long and 4,000 yards wide, depths vary from 100 feet to 120 feet. The range is located within the Traffic Separation Zone near the approach to Narragansett Bay.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Testing Airspace (FAA approved) — NBTF has approved air space to conduct Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) testing up to an elevation of 400 feet. Some of this air space is strategically co-located with the inner range water space to facilitate the development of UUV/UAS communications.
Other East Coast operation areas: NBTF services the entire East Coast to include Long Island sound, Gulf of Maine, Cape Cod, Virginia Capes, and Florida coast.