The Woomera range in South Australia will be known as the Woomera Range Complex from January next year, bringing together the Woomera Test Range and the newly established RAAF Base Woomera.
“The reorganisation of the Woomera Range Complex will bring the facility into line with other Defence establishments, and will allow the outstanding work done at Woomera to continue well into the future,” Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown said as he announced changes to the management of the range and associated facilities.
RAAF Base Woomera will include the Woomera airfield, hangars, technical areas and Woomera village.
Commander Aerospace Operational Support Group Air Commodore Stephen Osborne noted a wide range of advanced testing activities already took place at Woomera.
“Woomera is the recognised home of military unmanned aerial systems testing in Australia, and it is fast becoming the destination of choice for our partners across the full spectrum of test and evaluation,” he said.
“For example, the British Ministry of Defence project Taranis successfully flight trialled its advanced unmanned combat air vehicle at Woomera in August last year.”