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About MOD Aberporth

A military testing range was first established in Cardigan Bay during the Second World War. The Range is controlled from a site near Aberporth and is known as MOD Aberporth. Over the years the Range has played a significant part in the development and testing of a variety of military weapons.

Today MOD Aberporth provides a large secure safety area for the testing of air launched weapons and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The purpose of this website is to provide information about activities undertaken at MOD Aberporth to those who work and play in and around the Cardigan Bay area.

MOD Aberporth Facts and Figures

The site comprises approx. 550 acres of main operating base located at Aberporth and employs some 200 people who work there in direct support of the Range operation.


MOD Aberporth is situated on a headland in Cardigan Bay. This is a sensitive environment and the site is committed to ensuring that Range activities do not present a negative impact upon the surrounding flora and fauna.

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If you would like to contact the Range, we would welcome your enquiry.

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