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USAF Special Operations classified construction FY 2016

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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FY2016 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA

The classified construction is at the bottom of the PDF. I posted the text, but what you want to read is the financial data. The key is the numerical data in parentheses, which indicates money has been already spent. (Well I think.) For example, the taxiway for this building has either been built or at least some money has been spent on the construction.

And of course what makes this interesting is the location is not revealed, other than it is CONUS (continental United States).





Description of Proposed Construction: Inspection and test facility with foundation and floor slab, structural framing including high bay with ventilation fans, air compressor, and 400 Hz aircraft power systems, insulated walls and roof, motorized hangar doors and tracks, fire detection and suppression, roof access ladder system, overhead access catwalk with fall protection, tug pull through and all necessary support. Operational support unit will require administrative/work shop areas, emergency shower and eyewash stations, bathroom/locker areas with showers, and all necessary support. Airfield pavements includes hangar access, taxiway and shoulders, clearing, excavation and base for concrete pavements and asphalt shoulders, airfield markings, demolition, storm water retention, storm drainage, lighting/ductbank and all other necessary support to integrate new pavements into existing airfield pavements to include repairs to existing as necessary. Supporting facilities for the Hangar/Shop requires pavements with vehicle roadway and parking, tug roadway, associated site improvements, utilities, communications, generator and realignment of existing supporting facilities as required. Air conditioning: 35 kW (10 tons




Requirement: 3,651 SM (39,300 SF)

Project Number AFSOC103016
Project Cost ($000) 20,065
Substandard: 0 SM
PROJECT: Construct Operations Support Facility.
REQUIREMENT: Adequate hangar space and shop facility, properly sized and configured, for aircraft and associated equipment inspection and testing activities. Space is authorized to inspect and test equipment to insure reliability and optimum performance.

CURRENT SITUATION: Facility is required to develop, program and execute requirement to inspect and test Special Operations Forces equipment in direct support of AFSOC for training and for overseas contingency operations as required


edit on 8-2-2015 by gariac because: link error




posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: gariac


The link, she no work.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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Very interesting,

What caught my eye was the " roof access ladder system " and the " overhead access catwalk "

Is this hangar inside of a cliff or underground, more questions than answers.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Bedlam

originally posted by: gariac


The link, she no work.


Hopefully fixed. I got some unprintable characters in the link.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: IntastellaBurst


Very interesting,

What caught my eye was the " roof access ladder system " and the " overhead access catwalk "

Is this hangar inside of a cliff or underground, more questions than answers.


I don't think the catwalk is all that odd, but I don't see the need for roof access. It wouldn't surprise me if that tall building under construction has catwalks. That is, it looks to be more than a hangar.

To be clear here, I don't think this document is referring to the new building at Groom Lake. If you believe the document, the AF SOC building has not started construction except for line items in parentheses.

If you have taxiways, underground construction is not likely.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: IntastellaBurst

Catwalks are used for a number of reasons from access to the top of a tail to changing lights.

Roof access is to perform routine maintenance on vent systems and lights on the roof.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: gariac

You can research this thru government bids too:

www.fbo.gov...

Besides the Dept. of the Air Force, you can also Search under DLA (Defense Logistic Agency).



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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Looks like we'll have to wait until April of 2016 to see what pops up, and where.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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Sounds like a maintenance hanger for C-130 or CV-22 either at Hurlburt Field Florida that has multiple aging hangars or Cannon AFB. We often have roof access to deal with weather conditions like hurricane debris or even snow build up etc... Also they put AC units and multitudes of other stuff up on the roof that require maintenance and replacement over time. Cat walks provide access to lighting, plumbing, fire extinguishing systems built into the perimeter of the hangars as well as access to remote parts of aircraft like the tail during maintenance and inspection.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Xeven

Until you have to replace the tail HF antenna, at which point a catwalk would be too easy. Oh no, then you have to lay the damn tail over.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: SonofaSkunk

But the budget reads as if some site work was done already. The debit/credit markings as in parentheses or lack thereof seems odd in a budget since you just budget for money you are going to request. But maybe that is common in the military.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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Given that the space is for test and evaluation of AFSOC equipment, and 18th flight test is the unit in AFSOC that does this, I'd place my roving eye on Hurlburt or Edwards.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam

My money would be on Hurlburt if I had any.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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I think if it was hurlburt or edwards it would say that. Since it doesnt leave a location, Id say its somewhere else..



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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case in point




posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: boomer135

My ignorance is never ending it seems. why would you need such a large space for a fuel cell maintenance facility? they are surly not talking about fuel bags but like a hydrogen/oxygen(or something similar) cell. With APU's and ground power what would you need a fuel cell for? surly once in the air the power from the turbines would be more then enough.

as far as the new building, sounds neat and that's all i really have to add as far as that goes.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: boomer135

Ah, but this is a sooper sekret hangar. So they can't tell you where.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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well its a UAV hanger for sure....still getting more info though. But check this out.

from the contract: INSPECTION AND TEST SHOP (CC21115)(3,000 SF)

Definition of CC21115:
CA21115 Unmanned Aircraft Sys (UAS) Maint Hangar



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: boomer135
Definition of CC21115:
CA21115 Unmanned Aircraft Sys (UAS) Maint Hangar


Stop that. Bad Boomer135.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Because it needs to be large enough to put the entire plane, at least up to the vertical fin, in it.

Fuel cell in military terms doesn't mean what most people think. A large military aircraft uses rubber bladders, or cells. At least two in each wing, and one in each tank in the fuselage. The fuel cell hangar is where they vent the cells, pull them out, and repair and replace them.



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