Our Facilities

Laser and Imaging Range

Malvern Optical has access to a laser and imaging range over 450m which can accommodate lasers up to Class 4.

Malvern Optical has access to a laser and imaging range over 450 m which allows testing in a free-space environment. 

The range provides a wide expanse of grassland with two adjacent runway hardstandings; one running parallel, the other across the range. A small satellite facility is located 1 km away.

The range can be used for multiple purposes, from passive imaging systems to active systems, such as laser illuminators or designation systems. Laser systems up to Class 4 can be accommodated with the implementation of suitable controls

Systems can be located at ground level, within the laboratory facilities or on the upper observation deck (with a working height of 7 m).

The laboratory facilities have power and large opening windows facing down the range, providing a more sheltered operating environment.

Malvern optical staff member in protective goggles looking at a laser beam
Two storey shipping container facility

The top observation deck provides a 360º view of the surrounding area. The adjacent runways provide not only access but allow vehicle-based trials within the range.

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Our unique capabilities

Testing &

We can support the testing and evaluation of materials, systems and platforms.

Research & development

Our technical teams are involved in the development of novel materials and systems. 

Technical consultancy

Our scientists and engineers can provide ad-hoc support or fully integrate with your team.

Other specialist

Explore our other first-class test and experimentation facilities at our Pershore site.

Site Location

Our 450m Laser Range is located at our site on Throckmorton Airfield.

Formally known as RAF Pershore, Throck Morton Airfield is home to the Throckmorton Air Show and was built in the 1940s, during the Second World War and was home to No 23 Operational Training Unit equipped with Wellington bombers.

Malvern Optical,
Hangar 3, Throckmorton Airfield,
Long Ln, Throckmorton,
Pershore WR10 2JH

Aerial photograph of pershore facility

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Our first-class facilities in Pershore, UK provide laboratory and outdoor range capabilities to enable a wide range of experimentation and field trials.

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Our specialist materials laboratories can be used to create prototype novel materials for evaluation.
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If you want to find out more about our unique facilities and if we are a good fit for your projects, get in touch today and we’ll arrange a free consultation.