MOD Shoeburyness

Shoeburyness location Aerial view of Shoeburyness

MOD Shoeburyness range is in Essex on the southeast coast of England. It offers weapon and equipment proving trials over land and firm tidal areas.

The range covers a land area of 7,500 acres with 35,000 acres of tidal sands. This enables over-water recovery of munitions up to 22km, ground-to-ground firings of up to 27km, long-range direct fire up to 3.5km, sea danger areas up to 35km and large radial safety areas for explosives trials.

MOD Shoeburyness is a centre of excellence for environmental testing of munitions and houses the Environmental Test Centre and a demilitarisation facility.

This controlled and secure environment is suitable for:


  • Test & Evaluation Services
  • Weapons & Munitions Testing