Dugway Proving Ground

Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) is a U.S. Army facility established in 1942 to test biological and chemical weapons, located about 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.


.Dugway Proving Ground is the nation’s designated, (MRTFB) Major Range and Test Facility Base for Chemical and Biological Defense (C/B) Testing and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Support.


.Let me say that again, and this time PAY ATTENTION  …..and consider what that means.

DPG is the Nation’s designated MRTFB for Chemical and Biological Defense Testing and Training.


Here is some of tests and training that is conducted there…


.TOP 08-2-109 Simulant Agent Resistance Test Manikin (SMARTMAN) Testing of Protective Masks

TOP 08-2-065 Developmental Testing of Liquid and Gaseous/Vapors Decontaminants on Bacterial Spores and Other Bio Warfare Agents on Porous Surfaces TOP 08-2-138 Chemical Agent Resistance Testing of Gloves and Boots

TOP 08-2-066 Biological Point Detection TOP 08-2-197 COLPRO Single Pass Carbon Filtration Testing

TOP 08-2-199 Wind Driven and Static Challenges of Collective Protection Systems

TOP 08-2-200 Entry/Exit Testing for ColPro Shelters

TOP 08-2-201 Collective Protection (ColPro) Novel Closure Testing

TOP 08-2-188 Chemical Point Detector

TOP 08-2-068 Small Item Decontamination Test Fixture TOP 08-2-060 Vapor Sampling Test Method







Dugway Proving Ground is part of the US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). The WDTC is ATEC’s testing activity at Dugway. ATEC also includes Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Electronic Proving Ground, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Redstone Test Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; White Sands Test Center, White Sands Test Center, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; and Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.






Dugway Proving Ground – Photo Tour







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