Classified UAV facility to be constructed in Israel

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Source: IHS Jane’s 360

A new secret facility with hardened shelters is to be constructed in Israel under a USD64.6 million contract that the US Department of Defence (DoD) awarded to the New Jersey-based company Conti Federal Services Inc on 18 October.

It said the classified project would involve designing and building a facility with approximately 4,000 m 2 of hardened shelters and another 6,750 m 2 of auxiliary, administration, and storage buildings on a site measuring approximately 252,000 m 2 . One of the shelters will have a crane and all will have underground pits with electrical and compressed air supplies.

The notice said no further information would be published on the FBO website and that any interested contractors would have to register to receive additional details and briefings. It added that these contractors would be vetted to ensure they have an active Facility Clearance level of secret issued by the US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC).

Conti Federal Services Inc also won a USD17.3 million contract in September to build a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) base in Israel called Project 13580, according to information posted on the FBO website.

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