MOD Loch Goil / MOD Loch Fyne / Grove Point
The MOD Loch Goil and MOD Loch Fyne sea Ranges are situated in the Firth of Clyde area in the west of Scotland.
Loch Goil is a tributary loch off Loch Long, near RNAD Coulport and HMNB Clyde. The geographical features of the loch make it an ideal environment for acoustic trials.
MOD Loch Goil Range is in nominal water depth of 80m and used primarily for static ranging of all classes of vessels and underway ranging of surface vessels. Standard configuration is five hydrophones, two x beam aspects, one keel aspect, and two x fine/shallow keel aspect.
MOD Loch Goil can also provide an open water area for trials that require the vessel to be moored between a four-point mooring. The Target Echo Strength and Sonar Beam Pattern signatures are measured here.
The Maytime floating laboratory (including an internal access hatch to the sea, and cranage) can be used for a variety of water-borne experiments, trials and calibration.
The Range at MOD Loch Fyne is in nominal water depth of 140m and primarily used for underway ranging of surface vessels. Standard configuration is four hydrophones, two x beam aspects, one keel aspect and one x fine/shallow keel aspect.
Grove Point is located in nominal water depth of 22 metres, used for underway ranging of surface vessels. Standard configuration is three hydrophones, two x beam aspects and one x fine/shallow keel aspect.
These controlled environments are suitable for:
MOD Loch Goil
Tel: 01301 703474
(Old Coastguard Lookout)
Tel: 01305 826493
MOD Loch Fyne
QinetiQ Loch Fyne