Swedish Defence Materiel Administration - FMV Test & Evaluation - Testing for knowledge

The FMV Test & Evaluation Division is a branch within the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), a government agency acting under the Ministry of Defence. The main responsibility of FMV T&E is to carry out T&E of all equipment, systems, platforms and materiel procured to the Swedish Armed Forces, from uniform details to fighter aircrafts.

FMV T&E operates a number of governmental test, training and exercise ranges for all domains, open for government agencies, defence forces and -industry from other nations.

Their skilled staff guides your project through the complete T&E-process or advises your unit on how to stage demanding tactical training scenarios with surprise factor. The combination of their unique facilities and long experience of supporting clients in complex projects is a guarantee for a successful T&E campaign or a challenging exercise deployment for your crew.

FMV Test Ranges for the AIR domain offer vast areas for test and training

With its 3300 km² restricted ground space, FMV Vidsel Test Range is by far the largest over land test facility in Europe. Add to that 8 000 km² of restricted airspace over an almost unpopulated area with an open radio spectrum, allowing live navigation- and communication jamming, then you begin to realize that FMV Vidsel Test Range is the place for realistic live training and exercise.

The instrumentation and infrastructure comprise high-speed cameras, optical- and radar tracking systems, telemetry and Flight Termination Systems. The Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities include in-flight GPS and communication jamming of both platforms (aircrafts, helicopters etc.) and missiles. The target palette includes static and mobile ground targets as well as remotely controlled airborne drones, that can be equipped with different payloads such as jammers and IR flares etc.

The unique environmental conditions as well as the vast instrumentation and infrastructure enable staging of complex T&E scenarios and demanding training and exercise opportunities. Other possibilities are low-level navigation during extremely dark night conditions or demanding cold climate trials end exercises.

The FMV Flight Test Centre (FMV FTC) has the responsibility to carry out DT&E and acceptance testing for all airborne systems delivered to the Swedish Air Force, i.e. JAS39 Gripen, ASC 890 (Saab 340) and various helicopters. FMV FTC is also responsible for weapons integration and sub-system T&E, such as EO- and EW-systems.

Examples of weapons integration T&E projects performed by FMV FTC are Meteor, Amraam and IRIS-T. Furthermore, their EW-experts have long experience from supporting operational units with EW-capabilities such as an airborne jammer.
FMV FTC can lead your project through the complete T&E process from analyzing top-level requirements to fielding your new capability.

FMV Älvdalen Firing & Exercise Range is a large, unpopulated, test area of 540 km² and is the choice for rotary wing T&E and helicopter CAS exercises. Almost any weaponry that can be fitted to a helicopter are possible to fire, including laser-guided weapons.

FMV Land Test Centres handle T&E of protection and survivability

The FMV Land Test Centres organization manages and carries out independent evaluation and validation of land combat systems, during all stages of the acquisition process, in order to make sure that all requirements and operational specifications are met.

FMV Land Test Centre Karlsborg accomplish T&E of weapon systems and ammunition, protection and survivability, vehicles as well as environmental tolerance and mechanical testing. The maximum firing range over land is 2 km and over water 58 km. At FMV Land Test Centre Karlsborg you find one of the largest catch boxes in the world for testing of passive and active ballistic protection, sabot ammunition or drop test of high risk objects.

FMV Älvdalen Firing & Exercise Range is ideally suited for long-range artillery firings, weapon systems, armed vehicle systems large IED and mine tests. The most dominating part of the facility is the large impact area (700 x 1000m), which has been prepared for the use of live munitions. The trajectory of the shells is monitored from launch to impact, which gives total control of where each shell ends. Maximum firing range is about 42 km. It is possible to do test with single explosions up to 30 000 kg.

FMV Naval Test Ranges also offer complex training and exercise scenarios

From research studies through full scale trials to capability T&E and deployment readiness training - FMV Naval Test Ranges (FMV NTR) can support you all the way.

FMV NTR offer the possibility to perform live firing of mines, depth charges, torpedoes and ship based surface-to-air and surface-to-surface weapon systems, such as missile-, artillery- and CIWS-systems. Another capability is live jamming of navigation and communication systems.

Furthermore, a Research Tank Laboratory is available for test of sonars and underwater communication devices as well as a Blast basin for bubble studies, scale trials and evaluation of chock and blast effects from underwater explosions.

At the sea-range full scale subsurface explosion trials with depth charges, mines and torpedoes can be executed. Another area of expertise is measurement, evaluation and management of the signature for surface ships and submarines.

At FMV Härnösand Naval Test & Training Range, the vast restricted sea and air space enable complex training and exercise scenarios with threats in four dimensions to be performed. The threats are based on remotely controlled airborne, surface and sub-surface drones as well as real and simulated EW-systems. The range is fully equipped with tracking radars and Flight Termination Systems.

Please use the form below to send us your business enquiry for your next T&E, training or exercise.

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FMV – Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Banérgatan 62
SE-115 88 Stockholm
Contact: Mr. Jonas Linde, Director Marketing, T&E
Tel: +46-8-782 51 87
Email: t&ebusiness.fmv@fmv.se
URL: www.fmv.se

The test facilities are located all over Sweden, with 333 employees in total
Examples of training scenarios performed at FMV Vidsel Test Range are live firing towards advanced aerial targets under jammed conditions, or in-flight jamming of missiles and GBU-weapons
FMV Vidsel Test Range is by far the largest over land test facility in Europe
Mine testing performed at FMV Land Test Centre Karlsborg
The vast restricted sea and air space at FMV Härnösand Naval Test & Training Range enable complex training and exercise scenarios with threats in four dimensions to be performed
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