Aerial Photos of Tolicha Peak Electronic Combat Range, May 24, 2020


Tolicha Peak Electronic Combat Range (TPECR) is one of two ranges in the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) complex specialized in electronic combat gear of all flavors. It is used for training purposes during Nellis-based exercises as well as test and development of new ground and airborne systems. For more information on TPECR please see Tom Mahood's excellent article on this web site.

The aerial photos below were taken on Sunday, May 24, 2020 from a private aircraft cleared to cross R-4807A from Rachel headed towards Beatty. This corridor is sometimes available to civilian aircraft upon request on weekends when the ranges are "cold". Publication on Dreamland Resort with friendly permission by the pilot and photographer, Gabriel Zeifman. Click in the photos to enlarge. Click the coordinates under the photos to see the feature in Google satellite view.


These two radar domes on Black Mountain are visible in the distance from some places on US-95. Contrary to popular belief they are NOT part of the NTTR infrastructure but an extension of the Edwards Test Range (37 16.998'N / 116 38.765'W)

Another radar dome on a peak about a mile north of Tolicha Peak. This dome is part of the NTTR tracking network for mission aircraft (37 17.084'N / 116 48.756'W)

This microwave tower on a peak just east of Tolicha Peak is the main data relay from Nellis AFB into the NTTR. It connects Angel Peak and Cedar Peak.
(37 16.067'N / 116 48.350'W)

Mobile threat simulator site in the northern part of Area 20
(37 19.466'N / 116 29.667'W)

Site 1, the main operations base of TPECR. (37 18.535'N / 116 46.930'W)

Material storage yard near the main base. Note the large number of vehicles stored here as practice targets (37 19.746'N / 116 46.973'W)

Another radar dome in the center of TPECR (37 18.277'N / 116 41.103'W)

Possibly a guard building on the road to the Black Mountain radio site, just below the top (37 17.301'N / 116 38.534'W)

Threat simulator in the FAC Alpha range north of TPECR
(37 21.478'N / 116 47.607'W)

Radio relay site near the center of TPECR (37 18.895'N / 116 41.130'W)


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