PTRC is managed by the expertise of the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) of New Mexico Tech, a public university located in Socorro, NM. Founded in 1947, EMRTC has gained a renowned reputation in research, testing, and training that is sustained by nationally recognized scientists, engineers, computer analysts, instructors, and technicians.

Our Mission

Playas Training and Research Center (PTRC) serves government and industry clients, nationally and internationally, that require controlled environment, reality-based testing and training venues in any aspect of physical security.


PTRC provides a unique, adaptive, controlled and comprehensive range platform to advance the effectiveness and appropriateness of client tactics, techniques, and procedures.


A unique training experience!


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