scorable gunnery range was constructed in 1973 and an Air Combat Maneuvering
Instrumentation (ACMI) System was installed in 1985. It is an instrumentation
tracking system for training aircrews in simulated weapons engagements
by fighter-bombers and is in continuous use.
was declared surplus in 1976 and on 16 June, most of the field, including
the water system, was turned over to Wendover, Utah, as a municipal
airport. Wendover was renamed Decker Field. Beginning in 1980 the 4440th
Tactical Fighter Training Group (Red Flag), Nellis AFB, Nevada, used
the field for exercises, but they were discontinued after 1986.
Control of the
range was assumed by Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) on 1 January 1979.
It was renamed the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) with management
by the 6545th Test Group at Hill AFB. The Group provides management
and evaluation of unmanned vehicles, cruise missile recovery and systems,
support of manned air vehicles, missile testing and evaluation. Support
for the Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) and the Ground Launched Cruise
Missile (GLCM) began in May 1980. The cruise missiles became operational
in the mid-l980s.