A World-Class Multipurpose Test Facility
Operating in the defence, security, aerospace and related technology solutions
Control Room

The Test Ranges control centre provides the command

and control infrastructure required for test execution.

Telemetry Station

Two fixed and two mobile telemetry stations are available for

real-time reception, recording and relay of telemetry data.

Weibel Radar

The Weibel Ranging Radar System is designed as

a Multi Frequency Continues Wave Doppler Radar system.


The Test Ranges array of optical tracking systems includes six

fully mobile cinetheodolites which are used to gather visual data of objects under test.


The Test Range has one mobile track mount which is used as optical

tracking platform for high resolution in-flight photographic documentation.

Welcome to Denel Overberg Test Range

Denel Overberg Test Range, a division of the South African industrial group Denel, is a well-established, fully integrated multipurpose test facility near the southernmost tip of Africa, with its core business the in-flight testing of advanced guided and aviation systems for the local and international aerospace industries - the premier facility of its kind in Africa.

The experience gained from hundreds of tests since its establishment in the mid-eighties has confirmed the Test Ranges ability to manage and execute any combination of air, ground and sea flight tests. With key features like an unrestricted test arena with appropriate 


topography; an instrumentation suite with ISO9001:2008 quality certification, a variety of target services and guaranteed security of test data Denel Overberg Test Range offers a professional, cost-effective turn-key solution to its clients.

In addition to the Test Ranges proven track record, its availability throughout the year, mild Mediterranean weather conditions, optimized test execution doctrines, instrumentation deployment flexibility and experienced professionals make Denel Overberg Test Range one of the best in the world.

20 Years of Freedom

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovative Defence Solutions.

News & Press

9 December 2014

Bridget Salo appointed as Deputy CEO of Denel Overberg Test Range

Ms Bridget Salo, born and bred in Bredasdorp, has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Denel Overberg Test Range.

Her appointment was one of recently made appointments within the...

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2 September 2014

"Show and Tell" of Denel Overberg Test Range a huge success

Denel Overberg Test Range is a unique facility even when compared to facilities in Europe and needs to be guarded jealously. This was the message of the Deputy Chief of the South African Air...

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29 July 2014

Test Range reaches out to Arniston community on Mandela Day

In support of the national Mandela Day initiative, the personnel of Denel Overberg Test Range enthusiastically contributed to their neighbouring community in Arniston.

The Mandela Day campaign...

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Contact Denel

Contact us directly or feel free to send us an online enquiry.

+27 28 445 2000
Arniston Road, Arniston Bredasdorp, RSA
Private Bag X12, Bredasdorp, 7280, RSA

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