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MOD Pendine Alert - 6th to 7th February 2018

Crucial trial activity, which will consist of a limited number of firings, is due to take place between the 6th and 7th February 2018 at the MOD Pendine Range.

Given the importance of the work, the trial has received Ministry of Defence approval to potentially exceed the 135dB limit at the range boundary, under which the site normally operates, for the period of the trial. There is no question that the statutory limit of 140dB (as specified in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005) will be exceeded and the firings will only take place between 09:00 and 18:00.

As a courtesy, QinetiQ has written to the constituency MPs and AMs for both Pendine and Ferryside and QinetiQ has notified Carmarthenshire County Council, St Ishmaels Community Council, the local constabulary and Fire Service.

The Range at Pendine is managed by QinetiQ on behalf of the MOD under the terms of a Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA), which delivers test, evaluation and training support services to the UK MOD and its allies.

QinetiQ apologises in advance for any disturbance the trial may cause. Members of the public who may have concerns can call the Careline on 0800 0921345 or email pendineinfo@QinetiQ.com.


QinetiQ is always looking for ways to improve communications between the range at MOD Pendine and the public. We have responded by introducing an Advance Alert Service and Weekly Forecast which provides advance notice of those activities which may be more perceptible. This weekly forecast can either be downloaded or can be received as a weekly email by registering to a free alert service by sending an email request to Pendineinfo@QinetiQ.com.

This schedule is subject to not only the daily acoustic forecast, but also to tide times, weather conditions and operational requirements. Any one, or a combination of these factors, may mean that the activity has to be cancelled and rescheduled at short notice and it may not always be possible to provide you with an updated schedule of work.

Please note: QinetiQ conducts work at MOD Pendine on behalf of the MOD, under contract with the Secretary of State for Defence. Because of the nature of the work, QinetiQ is limited as to the level and detail of information it can provide in these communications.

Any advance alerts and weekly programme information has been generated for the purposes of informing the public as to QinetiQ’s scheduled operations at the MOD Pendine Range and it is acknowledged that the information may be included in other websites and publications. Please note that QinetiQ does not accept responsibility for or endorse any independent website or publication which features this information.