Since the high failure rate of German and American
torpedos during WWII, the reliability of torpedos
are most important to the submarine.
The Canadian torpedo and sonar testing facility is
located on: Vancouver Island at Nanoose Bay,
British Columbia, Canada.
It is officially called the
CANADIAN FORCES MARITIME
EXPERIMENTAL & TEST RANGES (CFMETR)
The base tests the reliability, quality and accuracy of:
• Surface/air/sub-surface torpedo launching
• Helicopter dipping sonar
• Submarine sonar
• Anti-submarine warfare
TYPICAL TORPEDO/SONAR TESTING RANGE OPERATIONS
SUBMARINE TARGET SIMULATOR
HELICOPTER DIPPING SONAR ARRAY
FIVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MODERN SONOBOUYS
TEST RANGE OPERATIONS ROOM
OPERATIONS BUILDING ON WINCHELSEA ISLAND OVERLOOKING TEST RANGE
TORPEDO RECOVERY SHIPS
TEST RANGE AREA MAP
Crest from naval undersea warfare engineering station at Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.