Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E)

SPTF recognizes the rapid invention and innovation that drives the defense and commercial industries, especially when it comes to technology. As a result, SPTF has invested in delivering a sophisticated out-of-the-box RDT&E testbed and proving grounds for demonstrations to high-value stake holders, to our unrestricted airspace, to our numerous office spaces, to our Shipping, Procurement, and Warehousing solutions, to our Data Analytics offerings, and much more, SPTF is the one-stop shop for all RDT&E needs. Best of all, SPTF’s secluded on-site venues provide total privacy, with the option to cross-collaborate with other clients should both parties agree. With 24/7/365 physical security, all RDT&E efforts are guaranteed secure and private.

Shipping, Warehousing and Procurement

As part of an RDT&E solution, SPTF offers a robust shipping, warehousing, and procurement solution. The primary warehouse on site measures 50,000 square feet, with climate-controlled storage options, separate and secure storage options, and full-time warehouse staff able to ensure ease of use of the facility. This warehouse has multiple off-load options, to include ramps and forklifts. Palletized material is easily loaded and unloaded, moved, tracked, and stored, and specialty items can be accommodated, such as vehicle fleets or large equipment. SPTF also provides a thorough shipping and procurement capability, able to provide services to scale, and store in accordance with customer requirements.

Wrap-Around Support and Solution Development

Not only does SPTF provide a fully customizable test-bed facility, but professional and experienced support solutions as well. This includes the above-mentioned shipping, procurement and warehousing, but also facilities maintenance, janitorial support, construction and infrastructure development solutions, all while providing IT and connectivity options throughout the entire facility. SPTF enables our partners to focus on their RDT&E goals and not the logistics and background details. SPTF routinely develops bespoke options for customers with varying and diverse needs. Finally, given the close proximity to Washington DC, SPTF can facilitate VIP stakeholders at a moment’s notice. With two helicopter landing zones on-site and internal catering ability, a demonstration for high-level personnel is easily facilitated.

Personnel Support

SPTF can provide myriad personnel to assist in various RDT&E areas. These personnel vary from highly skilled positions such as professional drivers, to technical experts, etc., to stand-in type positions such as passengers in vehicles, to “extras” for live-testing scenario realism. SPTF maintains relationships with numerous large and small businesses who can deliver specified expertise in critical areas to support a wide variety of client needs.

Role Player Support

SPTF can provide varied role player support for surveillance detection modules and other scenario-based elements. For surveillance detection and scenarios, SPTF uses role players with culturally appropriate theatrics and attire to make the simulated circumstances as realistic as possible and to achieve specific program objectives. These role players are also available to conduct surveillance. For both types of events, role players generally receive advance briefings regarding scenarios and expectations. For surveillance detection modules, role players also give debriefings on students’ ability to detect role players’ mobile observation. SPTF can also provide specialized tactical role players for Combatives, Force-on-Force and similar types of events. These tactical role players are either former law enforcement or military, usually from a specialized unit. These role players are comfortable in the utilization of simulated munitions and explosive devices, both offensively and used in a capacity against them. SPTF hires new role players with regularity to guarantee a tactically up-to-date stable of role player capacity.

On-Site Fuel Supply

SPTF’s efficient fueling services on site allow events to take place without interruption. All vehicles are refueled on site using SPTF’s 10,000-gallon fuel supply of gasoline and a 2000-gallon fuel supply of on-road diesel for rapid refueling during operations. SPTF has a Fuel Master System that provides up-to-the-minute fuel information. Each user and each vehicle have an ID number; both numbers must be entered each time a vehicle is fueled, and accurate accountability of fuel dispensed is electronically recorded. This system provides accurate data for fuel consumption and identifies quantities to be accurately and efficiently captured.

Office Space/Classrooms

SPTF provides multiple structures with offices and classroom spaces. Some buildings even offer semi-private or private offices in addition to fully furnished cubicles with desks, chairs, and storage drawers. Each office space includes restrooms and a breakroom/kitchen area complete with microwave, full-sized refrigerator, coffee machine, sink with hot and cold water, tables, and chairs. All classrooms have tables and chairs and can be configured for any style meeting or need. All classrooms include flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi internet connectivity, A/V connections to television screens, and computer terminal. Full-time on-site IT support is available during regular working hours. In addition to what is already on-site, regular development occurs at SPTF to meet customer needs.


SPTF buildings are configured to accommodate multiple applications in addition to traditional classroom/office space. Several buildings include open areas accessible by roll-up or double doors suitable for storage, scenarios, and planning. These spaces can be specifically outfitted to meet customer needs, to include building modifications, special equipment installation and support, etc.


Training Vehicles

SPTF currently maintains a fleet of over 200 vehicles for use in high-speed training, motorcade training, and unimproved/off-road training – including approximately 60 vehicles of all types that are operable/disposable vehicles. These disposable vehicles support ramming, PIT, drive and shoot, car shoot, barricade breaking, vehicle evacuations, IED search vehicles and ramming target vehicles, and in-car fighting scenarios. A SPTF subcontractor supplies disposable vehicles continuously, providing operable sedans that are mid-size or full-size and weigh above 2,500 pounds. Additionally, SPTF has recently introduced a fleet of Police Package Hemi Chargers as our primary training platform. This addition allows modern vehicle technology to be integrated into training offerings ensuring viability in a modern world.

Vehicle Maintenance

SPTF has extensive on-site vehicle repair and maintenance facilities that provide continuous training support with a dedicated quality assurance manager on-site. The 9,600 square foot maintenance shop is fully equipped with ten lifts, three welders, overhead service modules, a completely stocked parts room, a transmission rebuild station, metal fabrication equipment and a wide range of required smaller tools. Spare rebuilt engines, transmissions, and major driveline components are always stocked. SPTF maintains an inventory of spare vehicles for every course. SPTF employs ASE certified personnel in this area, which includes thirteen mechanics familiar with every aspect of SPTF vehicle maintenance.

Mechanics have an average of nine or more years of experience repairing and maintaining armored and other training vehicles for U.S. Government, military, and other clients. SPTF also has vehicle detailing staff that wash all training vehicles and ensure they are fully cleaned prior to the start of training. The double bay cleaning area is compliant with U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards; SPTF can thus perform vehicle detailing regardless of weather. 

Defensive/Evasive Driving Vehicles

All vehicles are thoroughly inspected in preparation for high-speed and defensive driving maneuver training. SPTF spends four to six hours conducting a 64-point checklist inspection of all interior and exterior parts of each vehicle. During the initial checklist inspection, items not in precisely specified conditions are replaced. These vehicles are well-maintained with air-conditioning and heating systems, all of which are equipped with front and rear window defogging/defrosting systems. Vehicles are inspected before each class. All vehicles are modified and strengthened specifically for high-speed and evasive maneuvers training.

Unimproved/Off-Road Driving Vehicles

SPTF maintains twenty-five Jeep Cherokee vehicles for unimproved/off-road training. Each is modified with heavy-duty parts to withstand the rigors of repetitive training in rugged conditions. These vehicles undergo the same type of initial inspection as SPTF’s other training vehicles to ensure safety and durability.

Disposable and Operable Vehicles

SPTF vehicle maintenance personnel prepare disposable and operable vehicles for training, with safety as the top priority. SPTF conducts inspections and operability assessments, with preparation that includes modifying passenger restraints, air bags, removing loose objects, evaluating heaters, defrosters, overall visibility, and removing all glass in the headlights, signal lights, and taillights – and generally ensuring nothing becomes flying debris on impact. Tires, transmissions, brakes, steering, and all other systems are also evaluated. Generally, the life cycle of these vehicles varies depending on the damage incurred during training. For some exercises, such as ramming a barricade, the car must operate in both forward and reverse. Additional “back-up” cars are always prepared for each training exercises and held in reserve until needed. Drive-and-shoot vehicles undergo the same inspections and operability evaluations and must have braking and steering systems that work well with the ability to operate in forward and reverse.

Facilities Overview

SPTF is a 786-acre multi-purpose facility that provides a complete solution for myriad training, RDT&E, shipping, receiving, and procurement needs. SPTF offers multiple asphalt racetracks, shooting ranges, support facilities, office spaces, classrooms, scenario exercise areas, shoot houses, and open acreage that allows us to craft customer-tailored solutions. Additionally, the airspace above the entire SPTF facility is unrestricted, which allows the incorporation of all Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Counter Unmanned Arial Systems (CUAS) into training, RDT&E, or other customer needs.

Driving Circuits

Paved Circuits:

SPTF provides an all-inclusive driver training facility, with five hard surface circuits, each of which has several training configurations. The three high-speed courses vary from 1.7 to 2.5 miles in length and simulate actual road conditions. Wooded areas, tire walls, and concrete barriers line both sides of the roadways, with all tracks free of hazards for 30 feet on each side of the circuit. Four of the five tracks provide features including increasing and decreasing radius turns, blind curves, numerous barriers, bridges, and other characteristics that provide ample attack sites and skills challenges. Circuits are composed of asphalt and are well-maintained to ensure excellent overall condition similar to that of a normal state-maintained, two- or three-lane roads. Circuit features include:

  • A straightaway where 90+ mph emergency speeds can be attained
  • Uphill/downhill turns as well as constant radius, increasing and decreasing radius turns
  • Flat, negative, and positive camber turns
  • An S-Turn
  • Two turns that can be covered continually with water
  • Road shoulders primarily composed of grass, with some dirt or gravel areas
  • Foliage and cover that provide concealment areas necessary for realistic ambush scenarios

The entire Jefferson Circuit is not visible by casual observers. The remaining circuits are ninety-five percent concealed from casual public observation. For these circuits, the small area that is visible is well-monitored to prevent trespassing during training sessions. Further, none of the areas adjacent to these circuits where students enter and exit their vehicles or classrooms are visible by casual observers.

The Campus Circuit is a low-speed track consisting of multiple cross-over roads and intersections suitable for fundamental vehicle control exercises and motorcade/convoy training.


Unimproved Road Courses:

SPTF’s unimproved road training areas offer approximately five miles of training roads across 30 acres of land. The training area has multiple circuits and can be broken into several distinct training areas. The unimproved road areas bridge the training gap between hard surface and off-road circuits. Training on the SPTF unimproved road circuits provide students the knowledge and practical skills to drive at emergency speeds on roads that closely approximate those unimproved roads in many underdeveloped countries while maintaining the integrity of the vehicle. Circuits are designed to expose students to the many challenges that are unique to unimproved road driving.

Off-Road Courses:

SPTF’s off-road training courses total more than three miles in length and are located on naturally forested and rocky terrain on the facility. The natural setting provides the driving challenges necessary for effective training. Features include steep ascents and descents, rock climbs, and uneven terrain. Recovery areas include mud bogs, sand traps, and numerous special problem areas requiring winch and sophisticated recovery techniques while maintaining the integrity of the vehicle. The off-road area has been in operation for more than twenty years and routes are regularly cycled to allow for natural overgrowth to occur to maintain challenging terrain.

Firearms/Explosives Ranges

SPTF has two small arms range complexes identified as Range Complex K and Range Complex B. The combined ranges have one 25-yard, one 50-yard, two 100-yard, one 200-yard and one 300-yard outdoor firearms ranges rated for all calibers up to and including 7.62 mm. All Range Complex K and B ranges have floors of compacted gravel and can be safely used in wet and dry weather conditions. Covered loading and equipment tables are provided at each range. All ranges also have yard line markers at standard distances from 3 to 300 yards.

The Car Shoot Range (CSR):

The Car Shoot Range is also part of Range Complex B. This range is exclusively used for penetration power demonstrations, live fire vehicle take-down tactics, live fire vehicle evacuations and break contact drills. This range can also be used as an additional 100-yard multi-purpose range with the placement of portable target stands.


The Explosives Demonstration Range (EDR):

The Explosives Demonstration Range is also part of Range Complex B and has a maximum Net Explosive Weight (NEW) of 1/2 pounds. This range features an observation pavilion complete with a protective 1/2-inch Lexan window and can accommodate 35 personnel. The vehicle detonation point is more than 75 yards from the observation pavilion. PVC pipe with wiring to support electric priming and detonation runs the length of the range with quick connects for wiring of multiple explosive devices. A control box in the observation pavilion allows for safe remote detonation and a siren and emergency light located at the range entrance warn personnel in the surrounding area of an imminent detonation. There is also a barrier arm at the entrance to this range to prevent any unauthorized vehicles from entering the area.

SPTF has a dedicated Firearms Range Master who ensures that range safety precautions are observed, to include use of red safety flags and audible warnings that indicate active or inactive weapons and/or explosives events. Ranges are managed in accordance with regulations, as well as requirements for safe handling/removal of hazardous materials and maintenance activities.

Non-Lethal Shoot House Facilities

SPTF has four Close Quarters Battle (CQB) non-lethal shooting facilities. These are identified as the “Orchard Building”, “The Barn”, “Tac-Maze” and “Fire House”. The Orchard Building has three separate and distinct training areas with different configurations. The Barn is a multi-story 3,000 square foot training area with three individual stairway configurations – straight, 90°, and 180° – as well as multiple steel breaching doors. Each training area contains multiple entry doors and multi-configurable rooms and hallways. All facilities, except the Fire House, have elevated “catwalk” platforms for instructor observation and control, as well as overhead lighting with adjustable illumination levels. Rooms are constructed of reinforced materials, with doors that are rated for non-lethal Simunition® and UTM® Man Marker rounds as well as .63 caliber paintball rounds. Training aids include realistic furnishings and props that are culturally appropriate and representative of the locations to which personnel may deploy.

Combatives Mat Room

SPTF has a 1200 square foot Combatives Mat Room outfitted with a fully padded Zebra Athletics floor and 7’ AGM padded walls. The Mat Room is also equipped with a four camera DVR system that can capture the entire training area. This recording can be watched live or played back for review and critique in an adjoining 30 student classroom on three HD flat screen television monitors. Technical equipment allows the Mat Room to be filled with smoke, loud noises, strobe lights, music and can support several configurations for scenario specific training. The Mat room has a large roll-up garage door creating the ability to move a vehicle inside to conduct In-Car fighting techniques. SPTF also has 15 LBX Adaptive Combative suits that are specifically designed for full contact fighting scenarios to include the use of Simunition® or UTM® marking cartridges.

Secured Weapons, Ammunition, and Explosives Storage

SPTF has created, and utilizes a variety of training aides to ensure realistic presentation and execution of training events across all training courses. These include an extensive weapons armory, on-hand ammunition and storage capabilities. All of the weapons required to conduct training, including ammunition, are on site and in ready supply – including Glock, Sig Sauer and Beretta pistols; AR-15/M4-style rifles with mounted EOTECH holographic sights; AK-47 rifles, as well as Mossberg 12-gauge shotguns. SPTF can also provide UTM® weapons and ammunition and all required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for training classes, whether small or large. Effective inventory management ensures available ammunition supplies to conduct multiple training classes simultaneously. SPTF can safely and securely store Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), CONEX units, and ARMAG units on site with appropriate security measures. SPTF maintains a Federal Firearms License and is able to procure firearms should training requirements exceed what is maintained on-site.

SPTF also has two on-site armories and is able, upon request, to provide Arms and Ammunition storage. The vaults are GSA Class 5-A rated, meeting the requirements in DOD 5100.79-M, with divided rooms that can each be secured. Locks and keys may be provided or purchased. The vaults are equipped with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and is monitored by a security company with local law enforcement response.

SPTF currently maintains a Federal Explosives License (FEL) that allows safe and legal storage of up to 50,000 lbs of explosive material. Additionally, SPTF have two ARMAG explosives storage lockers that can be made available for customer usage.


Practical Exercise Area

SPTF’s Stone House practical exercise area is accessible by vehicle and is also suitable for the discharge of blank ammunition, non-lethal ammunition, smoke and pyrotechnics. This area consists of four rural huts and a modern multi-story permanent structure. The Stone House structure has multiple entrances, multiple rooms and a multi-tier staircase. This building is fully capable for the discharge of blank and non-lethal ammunition. It also has the ability for the use of non-toxic smoke. Inside, the building is capable of being filled with non-lethal smoke, lighting can simulate black-out conditions or strobe lighting, and speakers can simulate any sound environment.

Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley is a row of garages located at Summit Point Motorsports Park & Training Facility. These garages provide customers with a convenient and secure storage solution for the various needs of our clients. Each garage is equipped with ample space for parking and maintenance, as well as electrical outlets, lighting, as well as the ability to install a lift if desired. Constructed with durable materials, these garages are designed to withstand extended use and provide a safe and reliable space for customers. The prime location at Summit Point Motorsports Park & Training Facility makes Gasoline Alley a suitable option for a variety of clients in need of storage and maintenance facilities.


Gasoline Alley Overview:

  • Large and Small units available, measuring 24’x30’ and 12’x30
  • 24/7 access via electronic keypad entry along with video surveillance
  • Tenant ONLY Public Restroom and Shower Facilities with weekly janitorial services and replenishment
  • Seasonal snow removal
  • Tenant ONLY Disposal Station allowing the onsite disposal of general trash and DEP compliant disposal of Aerosol cans, Florescent bulbs, Antifreeze, Brake fluid and Engine Oil.
  • Outdoor Parking: Area is equivalent in width to the rental unit and about 48’ to 50’ deep is provided. The parking area provided is directly across from the rental unit. Parking area includes one (1) or two (2) numbered parking spaces and the gravel section behind the parking spaces.
  • Restrictions: Two (2) fully operational vehicles and one (1) operational vehicle transport trailer, open or closed only. Non-operational vehicles shall not be parked or stored outside unless in an enclosed trailer. Any vehicles that do not run and are not in an enclosed trailer can be towed by the Operator at the User’s expense. Recreation Vehicles (RV), Travel Trailer, Tractor Trailer Rig Trailer or equivalent are not allowed to be stored in designated spaces. Closed trailers to haul motorized vehicles with any type of living quarters are also not authorized.
  • Examples of items not allowed: Sea containers (Conex Box), miscellaneous vehicle parts, wood or pallets, cones, or broken items. Any other items deemed by Operator as not allowable.

Each Unit Includes:

  • Offer outlets of 110 and 220 voltages
  • Cold Water Shop Sink
  • Overhead Heat
  • Reinforced floor for optional lift. Contact the landlord regarding allowed weight capacities.