Israel Weapon Test and Evaluation Center (WTEC)

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Last Updated: January 1, 2011
Other Name: Shdema; Rafael Weapon Test and Evaluation Center (WTEC)
Location: Negev Desert, Israel
Subordinate To: Israel Defense Forces
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

The Israeli Weapon Test and Evaluation Center is located in an uninhabited part of the Negev. Reportedly, it is approximately 174 sq. km, and lies adjacent to Israeli military training areas.

Source: Shaul Feller and Michael Maharik, "Risk Criteria for Approving or Rejecting Field Tests of High-Performance Weapons," Risk: Health, Safety, and Environment 7, Spring 1996, www.piercelaw.edu.

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