Fallon Range Training Complex
|Fallon Range Training Complex|
|Name origin: Naval Air Station Fallon|
Basin and Range Province
|Nearest city||Reno, Nevada|
The Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) is a United States Navy military area with 4 "separate training ranges [plus] an integrated air defense system consisting of 37 real or simulated radars throughout the Dixie Valley area" of Nevada (the "entire FRTC is instrumented with a Tactical Aircrew Combat Training System") Naval Air Station Fallon is the nearby military base, and the FRTC conducts Carrier Air Wing Training, Advanced Instructor Training, Fleet Replacement Squadron Training, integrated air-to-air and air-to-ground unit level training, joint exercises, and tactics development.
The FRTC is the land area of 6 target and instrumented areas of 84,000 acres (34,000 ha) used by aircraft operating in airspace which overlays 6,500,000 acres (2,600,000 ha): a Supersonic Operating Area, the Austin MOA/AATCAA (Military Operating Area/Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace), Gabbs MOA/ATCAA, Ranch MOA, Carson MOA, and Bengus ATCAA. In addition to the ranges, additional land closed to the public "in the event of an off-range ordnance delivery was part of "640 acres east of B-16, 33,400 acres primarily south of B-17, and 6,240 acres (2,530 ha) north and east of B-19", while FRTC federal land open for public use includes "9,760 acres north and southeast of B-16, 5,960 east and west of B-19, 2,765 acres at the Department of Energy Shoal Site, east of B-17, and 68,600 acres north of B-17."
Bravo 16 
Bravo 17 
Bravo 19 
Target Bravo 19 (B-19) is on Range 4810 (R-4810) 16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi) south-southeast of NAS Fallon between the Desert Mountains and the Sand Spring Mountains.
Bravo 20 
Target Bravo 20 (B-20) at Range 4802 (R-4802) and Range 4813 (R-4813) is ~31 nmi (57 km; 36 mi) north-northeast of NAS Fallon "at Lone Rock … in the Carson Sink". The 2 ranges total 41,007 acres (16,595 ha), and B-20 "is the only Navy range authorized for use with 2,000 pound laser guided weapons".
Fallon Electronic Warfare Range 
The Fallon range's "Target Baker (16-21)" was documented in 1957:4-8 and in 1958, the "Navy [was] relinquishing the air space and target" for Target B-20 "in favor of CAA requirements for airways". Its 1958 replacement "Target B-21" was to require withdrawal of 4,960 acres (2,010 ha), and a $10.8 million Navy staging base was proposed at "the instrumented AEC range at Tonopah" for 24,000 sorties.
The 1986 Military Lands Withdrawal Act (Public Laws 99-606) reserved lands for use by the Secretary of the Navy for "testing and training for aerial bombing, missile firing, tactical maneuvering, and air support. Public "hearings on the B-20 renewal were held in July of 1998"; and its "Final Environmental Impact Statement was endorsed by the Nevada State Director of the Bureau of Land Management in March 1999." The Joint Tactical Combat Training System (JTCTS) was installed at FRTC in 2001.
- "Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC)". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
- Sanger, K.J (30 JAN 1958), Subj: West Coast Weapons Training Requirements (pdf 80-4 of 2001 USACE's 2001 Findings: Tonopah Bombing Range), Record Group 181, Box 9, Real Property Records, 1952-1960. National Archives, Pacific Sierra Region, San Bruno, California: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, p. 81, retrieved 2013-05-05, "…the NAMTC at Pt. Mugu uses the instrumented AEC range at Tonapah. … acreage made available to the Navy was 1,791,891.69. Of this, 369,280 acres is under permit to the AEC and 213,443 acres is outside of Restricted Area 271. … constructing a minimum staging base at Tonopah [with] Single runway (19,000') … Fallon…Target B-16…B-19…B-20…B-21 …"
- [author(s) not identified] (Final: December 2002, Initial: August 2001) (Archives Search Report--ASR). Findings: Tonopah Bombing Range (Report). Project Number - J09NV1114. USACE St. Louis District. http://corpsfuds.net/reports/OTHER/J09NV1114asrFindings.pdf. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
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