The MOD and QinetiQ working together to provide Defence Test & Evaluation and Training Support Services

MOD Eastern Kings and MOD Pier Cellars

HM Naval Base Devonport: this office is located in Plymouth, Devon in the southwest of England. The LTPA facility at Devonport provides electromagnetic ranging of ships and submarines, and a harbour entrance Range. It is split between:

  • Eastern Kings: Harbour Entrance Range (HER)
  • Pier Cellars: Electromagnetic 20m Open Sea Range

In addition there is an Electromagnetic 9m Open Sea Range at Weymouth and a Harbour Entrance Range (HER) at Fort Blockhouse, Portsmouth.

Eastern Kings and Portsmouth HER are unmanned facilities. Eastern Kings is located on the western end of Plymouth Hoe at the bottom of Stonehouse barracks. The Portsmouth HER is located within Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Road, Gosport. These Ranges automatically gather magnetic signatures of vessels entering and leaving Plymouth and Portsmouth Harbours.

The Ranges at Plymouth, Portsmouth and Weymouth offer the following capabilities:

EASTERN KINGS
Stonehouse
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3RT

PIERS CELLARS
Rame
Torpoint
Devon
PL10