The centre is established to support development, test and evaluation, and operational training for ground launched targets and tactical UAV’s.

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The Robonic Arctic Test UAV Flight Centre is located just inside the Arctic Circle. The Kemijärvi airfield, located some 90 km east of the town of Rovaniemi, already has a 1400 m runway and basic airfield infrastructure that supports year round civil and military flying operations.

RATUFC offers an excellent opportunity to test whole systems in Arctic environments to ensure full functionality in extreme conditions. The range area will comprise of some 11 000 km2 of air space. The UAV test flights will be conducted in segregated airspace.