Camden, Arkansas Facility

Camden, Arkansas

Highland Industrial Park | HWY 274, BLDG K5, Camden, AR 71701
T: 870.574.0031 | F: 870.574.0037
Brandon Jennings, Operations Manager
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National Ordnance and Ballistic Test Center

NTS controls and operates the National Ordnance and Ballistic Test Center, situated within the Highland Industrial Park in Camden, Arkansas, formerly the WWII era Shumaker Naval Ammunition Depot.

Established in the early 1990s, NTS Camden's unique commercial testing complex is fully equipped to conduct a wide array of tests on weapon systems, ordnance, rocket motors, hazardous materials and commercial products. We are a third party certified package tester for the Department of Transportation.

 

Facility Highlights

  • Small, medium, and large caliber ranges
  • Arena Testing
  • MIL-STD-2105 Insensitive Munitions Testing
  • Complete Environmental, Dynamics and Shock Facility
As one of the most complete independent weapons and ordnance testing facilities in the country, Camden was developed by NTS to satisfy the defense industry's manufacturing and testing needs well into the future.


NTS Camden's Defense Industry and Ballistics Testing Capabilities include:

  • Fully instrumented small, medium and large caliber ranges
    • Calibers up to 155mm
    • Ranges to 3000 Meters
  • Arena Testing of Warheads and Weapons
  • Shoulder Fired Weapons Testing
  • Ballistic Limit (V50) of Materials and Projectiles
  • Complete MIL-STD-2105 Insensitive Munitions Testing
    • Single and Dual MIL-STD-2105 Fragment Impact Testing
    • External Fire, Fast and Slow Cook-Off Testing
    • Bullet Impact Testing using Small, Medium Caliber Ammunition
  • MIL-S-901 Lightweight Shipboard Shock
  • Complete Environmental, Dynamics and Shock Facility
  • Certified Performance Orientated Package Testing (POP)
    • Non bulk packages in accordance with 49CFR intended for the shipping of hazardous materials
    • Types of packages approved include: Metal drums and jerricans; Fiberboard, Wood, and Plastic boxes
  • Lithium Battery Performance and Safety Testing
  • Handle and Store Explosives, Propellants, and Ordnance Class 1.1v