AIR FORCE - AFMAN 13-212 VOL 3
CYBERSPACE RANGE PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
|Publication Date:||17 October 2019|
This manual applies to all Air Force-operated cyberspace ranges. A cyberspace range is an event environment that supports cyber effects on information technology; weapons; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and other network-enabled technologies for the purpose of experimentation, testing, training, or exercising on a real or simulated network.
Cyberspace ranges encompass the hardware, software, and connectivity; test facilities; test beds and tailored scenarios and capabilities to conduct research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E). Additionally, they provide other means and resources for testing, training and exercises, demonstration and developing software; personnel; organization and all Information System (IS) networks or enclaves that represent the cyberspace environment.
While most of the range equipment consists of standard Internet Protocol systems such as servers, routers, and switches, it also includes specialized systems such as radio frequency systems, cellular technologies such as long term evolution LTE and 5G, wireless technologies, simulators, industrial control system-supervisory control and data acquisition (ICS/SCADA), avionics, and detailed threat systems.
The cyberspace ranges are part of the Air Force's operational training infrastructure (OTI). Attachment 2 is intended to be the definitive list of Air Force primary cyberspace ranges; however, this manual covers all cyberspace ranges. Air Force organizations conducting Cyberspace Range activities, as defined in Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5101.19E, DoD Executive Agents for the Cyber Test and Cyber Training Ranges, aligned to cyberspace ranges at locations other than those listed in Attachment 2, must contact the parent major command (MAJCOM) for review. (T-1).
If the range review determines the activity is within the scope and intent of this Air Force Manual (AFMAN), a request for change should be submitted to Air Combat Command (ACC) and Headquarters Air Force OTI Division (AF/A3TI) to update Attachment 2.