Vidsel Test Range

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Vidsel Test Range
Near Vidsel in Sweden
Coordinates 65°52′50.3″N 20°6′59.5″E / 65.880639°N 20.116528°E / 65.880639; 20.116528
Type Aerospace (military/civil)
Site information
Operator Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Status Active
Site history
In use 1958–present

Vidsel Test Range is a Swedish strategic national test and evaluation asset operated by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), a part of the Swedish Ministry of Defence.

Physical attributes[edit]

Vidsel Test Range are located in the north of Sweden, in a region with extremely low population and little air-traffic.

Restricted airspace[edit]

Vidsel Test Range has a permanently restricted airspace, called R02 in the Swedish system.

It covers the suspended ground space and is 7,200 km² in size, with GND/UNL altitude restriction.

Suspended ground-space[edit]

Vidsel Test Range has a 3,300 km² large ground area, that is prohibited to enter for non-authorized personnel.

1,600 km² is the original test area established 1958, and is suspended year-around.
1,700 km² (divided in one 1600 km² and one 100 km² part) is only used and suspended when special demands calls for a larger area. The extended range can be used Sept-Jun.

See also[edit]


"Vidsel Range Order", ed 1.1, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), 2009

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