The Bundeswehr Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition (WTD 91) belongs to the BWB organization. It is located in Meppen (Lower Saxony) and was founded in 1957.
WTD 91 is the technology competence center for weapons and ammunition used by the Bundeswehr.
WTD 91 covers an area of 200 square kilometres and is thus the largest instrumented firing range in Western Europe.
The Bundeswehr Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition
conducts experiments and analyses as well as integrated compliance demonstrations as defined by the CPM (Customer Product Management) procedural regulations;
manages research and technology (R&T) projects;
provides technical support for armaments projects;
and is responsible for the technical support of defense material during the in-service phase.
During the years since its establishment, the test center has grown into a multi-purpose institution for investigating, testing and evaluating:
weapons and weapon systems, any type of ammunition, rockets and missiles and UAVs;
optical and optronic equipment for reconnaissance and fire control, acoustic devices as well as meteorological and geodetic equipment; shelters and protective installations, matters related to armor protection.In the fields of ballistics, acoustics, optronics and meteorology, WTD 91 is the only center of competence within the armaments sector.