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About the Pacific Missile Range Facility

Pacific Missile Range Facility and Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory Real Estate Environmental Impact Statement


The U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) is the world's largest instrumented multi-domain training and testing facility. What makes PMRF unique is its ability to simultaneously support surface, subsurface, air, and space operations. PMRF brings about $150 million annually to Kauaʻi County.

PMRF engages and actively participates with the community. Personnel who work at PMRF take great pride in their role as caretakers of the cultural and natural resources they are entrusted with. As the largest high-tech and third largest overall employer on Kaua‘i, many of the personnel are from the community. View the Conservation & Community page for more information.

About the Land Leases and Easements

The Navy currently leases or holds easements for approximately 8,348 acres of State of Hawai‘i land primarily for passive encroachment buffer as well as for mission operations, access, and utilities for PMRF in Kaua‘i. The Navy proposes to maintain long-term Department of Defense use of the 8,348 acres of State of Hawai‘i lands on Kaua‘i for operational continuity and sustainment of the military readiness mission.

For portions of PMRF, the Navy has lease agreements with the State of Hawaiʻi for 8,348 acres, comprised of 684 acres of leaseholds and 7,664 acres of easements.

The Navy operates on 410 acres of the total acres leased from the State of Hawai‘i. The remaining acres are used as buffer zones, conservation areas, infrastructure, and access corridors.

The Navy and NASA existing real estate agreements for State lands were established in 1964 and 1965 and are set to expire between 2027 and 2030.