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NS Mayport to get Triton FOB hangar

06th July 2017 - 15:30 by The Shephard News Team

NS Mayport to get Triton FOB hangar

Hensel Phelps Construction will construct a new Triton Forward Operating Base Hangar at US Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Florida, under a $36 million contract from Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

The Triton programme will base platforms at five strategically selected sites worldwide. NS Mayport was selected as the first basing site and will be used to establish and meet threshold requirements for Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Triton UAS in 2019.

IOC is defined as one base unit with sufficient assets, technical data, training systems, and enough spares and support equipment to operationally support one persistent orbit.

Hensel will design and construction a multi-story, steel-framed, concrete masonry aircraft maintenance hangar, storage facility and aircraft apron to accommodate the Triton programme forward operating base requirements and associated facilities.

The facility will be equipped with power service points, aqueous film-forming foam fire suppression system, a five-tonne overhead bridge crane, passenger elevator, emergency generator, aircraft cooling units, power units, compressed air system and wash racks.

The new facility is expected to be completed by September 2019.

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