THE MOD has released a schedule of gunfire, explosions and other range tests going on at the Shoebury range next week. 

For two weeks, from Monday, March 31 to Thursday, April 10, there will be several tests ongoing at the site off Blackgate Road. 

Qinetiq has released a list of dates that residents may hear noise from the range. 

Activities will take place at intervals during normal working hours, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

If members of the public have any concerns about Range activity, they can call the freephone Careline on 0800 0560108.

Members of the public can receive advance notification of activities by registering for the Advance Alert Service. Email requests to

Range Activities:


  • Monday 31 March: Explosions
  • Tuesday 1 April: Explosions
  • Wednesday 2 April: Gunfire and Explosions
  • Thursday 3 April: Explosions
  • Friday 4 April: Explosions
  • Monday 7 April: Explosions
  • Tuesday 8 April: Explosions
  • Wednesday 9 April: Explosions
  • Thursday 10 April: Explosions