NAS Patuxent River and Atlantic Test Range Compatibility

Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland provides air traffic control services and aircraft research, development, acquisition, test, and evaluation (RDAT&E) capabilities for the Navy and other services.

Wind turbines built within the radio frequency line of sight of RDAT&E systems and air traffic control (ATC) radars may have a significant adverse impact to RDAT&E activities and ATC services depending on height and distance from the station.  The map below depicts the area of interest for NAS Patuxent River.

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If you are considering development in these areas, please contact Atlantic Test Ranges at NAS Patuxent River at (301) 757-4822 or, or the DOD Siting Clearinghouse at

8 January 2014