Rock Hill Test Facility

Responsive, Flexible, Full-Spectrum Test Capability

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems proudly owns and operates an 804 acre ordnance test facility conveniently located in northwestern Florida’s panhandle. The Rock Hill Test Facility is the most fully equipped, independently operated activity of its kind in the southeastern United States, and is uniquely capable of supporting experiments in ballistics, explosive events, insensitive munitions and environmental conditioning.

Extensive Experience in all Categories of Lethal Effects Testing

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems trained professionals have decades of experience in designing, conducting and reporting in all types of tests necessary for Department of Defense developmental activities.

  • JMEM Arena
  • Open Air Blast
  • Ballistic
  • Armor Penetration
  • Shaped Charge Jet Characterization
  • Insensitive Munition
  • Environmental Conditioning
  • Static Dispense

State of the Art Test Facilities, Equipment
and Instrumentation


Our Rock Hill Test Facility is fully equipped with the latest
facilities and equipment needed to conduct the most
complex tests.

  • 200 m monorail sled track with greater than 1000 ft/sec velocity
  • Fully instrumented outdoor explosive test arenas, 25 lbs
    explosive open air limit
  • Free blast facility
  • Two ballistic rocket ranges (250/500 m)
  • Two small caliber projectile ranges (850/1500yd)
  • Large caliber ballistic and blast range (75m)
  • High performance smooth bore guns
  • Precision fabrication facility
  • Environmental chambers
  • High speed photography and data reduction
  • X-Ray equipment
  • Explosive storage

Armored Penetration Test

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