LONG BEACH SEA RANGE
NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA
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The Long Beach Sea Range covers a sea area of approximately 476 square miles off the coast of Long Beach, California. Supporting shore facilities are located at the Long Beach Naval Station. The location of these facilities with relation to other NOTS range facilities is illustrated on the map facing this page. Fleet support is provided by specially equipped vessels assigned to NOTS and manned by Navy crews. Aircraft, submarines and additional surface vessel support is provided by Pacific Fleet when required for evaluation or proofing of weapons or weapon systems. The primary purpose of the Long Beach Sea Range is the development testing and evaluation of underwater ordnance and ASW systems. In addition, underwater acoustic studies are conducted and underwater detection methods and equipment are tested and evaluated.
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