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PROOF & EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT (PXE) is situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal at Chandipur, in Odisha, at a distance of 15 km from Balasore city. This is the oldest establishment of DRDO. It was established by a Government Order of 30thMay 1895. The first round fired on 2nd Mar 1894 was a 12 Pdr Shrapnel Shell with the purpose of assessing suitability of this area for setting up of a full-fledged Proof Range. Since then, it has had a panoramic growth, especially after it was brought under the aegis of DRDO in the year 1958. Today, it has reached a stage to be able to compete in the international armament arena and even offering range facilities to friendly foreign countries. PXE is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization.

The acquired range is 19.5 km in length and approx. 3 km in width. However, the range can be extended up to approx. 50 km in length southwards, along the coast of Bay of Bengal, from Chandipur and 50 km into the sea by notification.

Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE)

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