The U.S. Army has awarded a near-$33 million contract to Oklahoma City-based SGS, LLC., to build a brand new 150-acre complex for both the Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
The new UAV complex will be built at the Fort Bliss Army Military Installation in El Paso, Texas.
According to Defense Systems:
The complex will include a 50,000-square-foot unmanned aircraft maintenance hangar and more than a mile of runways aprons, and taxiways, according to an announcement from the company. The runways will include a 5,000-foot runway for the Gray Eagle and a 1,000-foot runway for the smaller Shadow. In addition to maintenance shops, administrative space and storage space in the hangar, the facilities also will have a 5-ton bridge crane, oil/water separator, aircraft container and forklift storage, taxiway, access apron, oil and hazardous waste storage buildings, vehicle storage facilities, organizational vehicle parking, and overhead protection/canopy.
The above contract was awarded on Dec. 5, 2014.
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