The nevada automotive test center (natc) is an independent test and evaluation, research and development facility located 30 miles east of carson city, nevada. natc utilizes land and water areas totaling approximately one million acres.
although primarily dedicated to ground vehicle systems, natc conducts vehicle component evaluations and certifications, and weapons systems and ammunition tests. since its founding in 1957, natc has continuously served commercial, federal and defense organizations in both domestic and international arenas. throughout the years, natc has contributed to the development of wheeled and tracked vehicle systems. natc has logged more than 40 million vehicle test miles and evaluated more than 1,000 different vehicle systems from passenger cars to class 8 trucks to earth moving and agricultural equipment along with some three hundred trailer systems.
(see natc-ht.com for complete description)