It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Nellis RPA (remotely piloted aircraft) facility solicitation

page: 1
2

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 01:26 AM
link   
facility solicitation

Design and build a 48,000 square foot facility to provide operational training facilities to support the advanced training of RPA (remotely piloted aircraft) pilots and sensor operators at Nellis AFB. The RPA Weapons School includes sensitive compartmentalized information facilities (SCIF) spaces, classrooms, auditoriums, space for ground control station (GCS) and training simulators. The RPA Weapons School will be sited adjacent to the existing Weapons School, and there are plans for a future F35A Weapons School to be located nearby. Building shall be two stories and consist of structural CMU exterior walls, reinforced concrete and standing seem metal roof. Building will contain several different classified network systems with secure server rooms. Most of the building is a SKIF and there are interior secure facilities within the SKIF. Project also includes site utilities including upgrades to the Base main utility system, landscaping, parking and other site work. Project will designed in BIM, be sustainable, meet all federal energy reduction requirements and will be required to be LEED certified Silver. Project must comply with all ATFP requirements.


One presumes SKIF is meant to be SCIF. CMU means concrete block. LEED refers to the energy conservation rating. AFTP is Anti-Terrorism Force Protection.
BIM (if you really need to know)

What needs to be determined here is how Nellis and Creech differ in their mission. As far as I know, Creech has had British RPA pilots based there, so foreign operators might be one consideration.




posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 03:49 AM
link   
reply to post by gariac
 


Cool!

SCIF sounds interesting.

edit on 6-12-2013 by brace22 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 04:03 AM
link   
reply to post by brace22
 


You can search the internet for SCIF construction standards. It isn't all that mysterious, but the coolness factor is there.

The construction just has little tweeks like the outlets are surface mounted rather than in the walls to avoid sound traveling between walls. It isn't like the "cone of silence " on Get Smart.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 04:18 AM
link   
reply to post by gariac
 


It makes you wonder about the conversations that take place when they decide about how and why they are building something.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:56 AM
link   
Cool, does this mean RPA drivers won't have to sit in little shipping containers to fly missions as much?



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 10:17 AM
link   

Sammamishman
Cool, does this mean RPA drivers won't have to sit in little shipping containers to fly missions as much?


That is my impression. But putting the pilot in a more office like setting makes me think these pilots won't be deployed to theater, probably because there is no specific battleground. The UAS targets are all over Africa and the Middle East.

I guess to complete the thought, if you train in the mobile control trailer, you are more likely to be deployed to use one of the trailers in a foreign base. But if you train in an office like environment, you probably won't be sent to a foreign base. This assumes they fight like the train.



new topics

top topics
 
2

log in

join