Proving grounds can be operated by government bodies or civilian industries.
Military and government
Republic of Korea Australasia
Allentsteig, Lower Austria (157 km 2), largest training area in Austria
Bruckneudorf, Lower Austria
Großmittel, Lower Austria
Lizum-Walchen, Tyrol (50 km 2)
Pöls, Styria Seetaler Alpen, Styria
Military Area Boletice, Czech Republic
There are five proving grounds in the
Czech Republic with the total area of 1296 km 2.
Bergen-Hohne Training Area, Lower Saxony (284 km 2), NATO facility, largest training area in Germany
Grafenwöhr, Bavaria (229 km 2) a US facility
Hammelburg, Bavaria (40 km 2), featuring a complete artificial village for German Army training
Hohenfels, Bavaria (160 km 2)
Heuberg Training Area, Baden-Württemberg
Munster Training Area, Lower Saxony Sennelager Training Area, North Rhine-Westphalia, managed by the British Army
Drawsko Pomorskie (340 km 2), belonging to the Polish Army and Air Force since 1946 and also used by NATO since 1996. This facility is internationally known as DPTA (Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area). It is also an important archeological excavation site. Ośrodek Szkolenia Poligonowego Wojsk Lądowych Żagań (about 34,000 ha) in Żagań County and Bolesławiec County, belonging to the Polish Land Forces and also used by NATO
Chinchilla, Albacete (CENAD Chinchilla), 232 km 2
San Gregorio, Zaragoza (CENAD San Gregorio), 340 km 2
Russia/former Soviet Union
In Russia, a designated area is usually called a "polygon" (Полигон).
CFB Suffield, Alberta (2690 km 2), training base for the Canadian Forces and British Army
Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta (609 km 2), home of the Land Force Western Area Training Centre (LFWATC) and Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC)
CFB Shilo, Manitoba (400 km 2), home station of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford, Ontario (68 km 2), training centre for the 4th Canadian Division
Garrison Petawawa, Ontario (307 km 2), home of 2 CMBG and 4th CDSG
CFB Valcartier, Quebec (28 km 2), home of 5 CMBG
CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick (1100 km 2), the primary Eastern Canada training area Land Force Atlantic Area Training Centre Aldershot, Nova Scotia (11.4 km 2)
In the United States, there are several military facilities that have been explicitly designated as proving grounds.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, a United States Army facility in Aberdeen, Maryland. It is the Army's oldest active proving ground, established on October 20, 1917, six months after the United States entered World War I. It was created so that design and testing of ordnance materiel could be carried out in proximity to the nation's industrial and shipping centers at the time.
Dugway Proving Ground, an active facility operated by the United States Army Test and Evaluation Command in the Great Salt Lake Desert of Utah. Dugway's mission is to test U.S. and Allied biological and chemical weapon defense systems.
Fort Belvoir Proving Ground, in Fairfax County, Virginia
Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center, located in Indian Head, Maryland and at one time called the Indian Head Proving Ground
Jefferson Proving Ground, in Madison, Indiana. It was principally a munitions testing facility of Test and Evaluation Command of the United States Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command. The facility was ordered closed in 1989 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.
Pacific Proving Grounds, an inactive U.S. Department of Energy area in the Marshall Islands that were established by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in 1946 for nuclear weapons testing. It mainly consists of Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll & the surrounding area, and was deactivated in 1963.
Sandy Hook Proving Ground, in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, was the nation's first such facility. It was created in 1874 and was used as a proving ground until 1919.
Scituate Proving Ground, a former proving ground in Scituate, Massachusetts, operational from 1918 to 1921 Yuma Proving Ground, a United States Army facility situated in southwestern La Paz County and western Yuma County in southwestern Arizona, approximately 30 miles (48 km) northeast of the city of Yuma. The proving ground is used for testing military equipment and encompasses 1,307.8 square miles (3,387.2 km²) in the Sonoran Desert. Automotive
Automotive proving grounds or  automotive test tracks serve the automotive industry for road vehicle testing. In the automotive development process, vehicle manufacturers typically test the behaviour of vehicles in various environments and traffic situations. Conventional vehicle testing usually focuses on the dynamic properties of vehicles. Test tracks generally encompass the engineering tasks of vehicle testing and validation.
With the advent of
self-driving cars, new proving grounds specially dedicated for them have appeared, and existing conventional proving grounds have been retooled for the testing of highly automated or fully autonomous vehicles.
Applus+ IDIADA proving ground, Spain Automotive Testing Papenburg
, Germany Bruntingthorpe Airfield & Proving Ground,
United Kingdom Digitrans Automotive Proving Ground,
St. Valentin, Austria
HORIBA MIRA, United Kingdom
Lang Lang Proving Ground, Australia
Millbrook Proving Ground, United Kingdom Nevada Automotive Testing Center,
Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds, New Zealand TRIWO Automotive Testing Center, near
Frankfurt and Saarbrücken, Germany  UTAC CERAM
, France ZalaZone Automotive Proving Ground, Hungary