Review of Navy Requirements for the Fallon Range Training Complex,
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The Fallon Range Training Complex located near Fallon, Nevada, is the Navys primary tactical combat aviation training facility for overland aircraft operations and the home of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. The preponderance of air space used by the Navy approximately 10,000 square miles lies over public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management BLM. Actual Navy holdings comprise approximately 100 square miles and include four target areas and land occupied by a collection of actual and simulated threat radar systems. The Navy recently proposed withdrawing additional public land and installing threat radars in the eastern portion of the Fallon range, where none are now located. As prescribed by the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, the Nevada State Office of BLM must prepare an Environmental Impact Statement that assesses the potential environmental impacts of the Navy plan and alternative courses of action. BLM asked IDA to review the Navys Requirements Document for the Fallon Range Training Complex and provide information to assist BLM-Nevada in developing alternatives for analysis in the Environmental Impact Statement. This paper reports the results of that review.
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