Black Sands Test Range is a Star Army of Yamatai facility located in Western Uesureya on the coast of the Ash Bay on planet Yamatai. The name “Black Sands” comes from its volcanic beaches that have black sand. It is currently commanded by Healfdene Hallvardson, a Chujo.
Located along the black sand beaches and inward into the rainforest, the sprawling grounds Black Sand Test Range contain training areas and military buildings. Underground, there is a massive former PNUgen biological research and development complex tunneled deep into the earth. It is a heavily secretive location and is closed to the public.
Black Sands is used as:
Originally built by PNUgen Corporation, Black Sands is one of the oldest Star Army of Yamatai facilities and is where SARA conducted experiments to improve the Nekovalkyrja after the fall of PNUgen Corporation, as well as weapons testing for power armor such as the Ke-M2 "Mindy" Series of Power Armor and small arms like the GP-12 Phased Pulse Rifle.
There are several shops on the base: