Forward & Rear Batteries

The two secure, blast-proof battery buildings support all operations at COTEC. They host munition storage and preparation areas, together with temperature conditioning facilities. The buildings also house the trials control rooms, instrumentation facilities, visitor accommodation and operations control towers.

The Rear Battery is used for explosive and non-explosive trials that can be contained within its perimeter fence. The Forward Battery can also conduct short range trials within its security area, but importantly acts as the control and firing area for the majority, more energetic COTEC trials, and for firing into Area 15 and 16 Impact Areas.