Testing and Evaluation of Directed Energy Systems Using Laser Technology, Edwards Air Force Base, California

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
U.S. Air Force
Document Title
Testing and Evaluation of Directed Energy Systems Using Laser Technology, Edwards Air Force Base, California
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed action is to test and evaluate high energy lasers from various platforms on the ground and in the air against selected targets on Edwards AFB. Up to 100 acres could be used as target sites or firing points (limited to 5 acres per site) on the base and within the precision impact range area. Airborne platforms would remain in the R-2508 Complex special use airspace and be above 3,000 feet AGL except for approximately 5 percent of the flight test activities. Requirements: Up to approximately 394 flights test and 24 ground tests would occur per year from 2006 to 2010. BMP would be implemented to ensure that no significant impacts would occur.

Contact Information
Keith Dyas
U.S. Air Force
95th ABW/CEVX, 5 E. Popson Avenue Building 2650A
Edwards AFB, CA 93524-1130

Phone : (661) 277-1413


Kern Los Angeles San Bernardino
Total Acres
301,000 Ed.AFB
State Highways
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Boron, Rosamond

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Other (Integration testing of future weapon systems)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Test Flight Operations
Project Issues
Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Economics/Jobs Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Supply Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Air space
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency

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