MOD awards £160m contract to prepare Lakenheath for US F-35

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Unread post19 Nov 2018, 22:03

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mod- ... r-us-f-35s

The MOD has awarded a contract worth £160m to Kier VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath for two squadrons of US F-35s. USAF 48th Fighter Wing Commander, Colonel Will Marshall, said:
This is an exciting milestone for the 48th Fighter Wing and for all our partners. We’re transforming RAF Lakenheath together, and the work we do today is critical to the future security of the United States, the United Kingdom and the NATO Alliance.
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Unread post20 Nov 2018, 23:39

Just a few more details:

"The F-35 Beddown Programme ..... involves construction and renovation of a number of buildings and infrastructure projects on the Suffolk site, including a six-bay flight simulator, an aircraft maintenance unit, new hangars, and 42 aircraft parking aprons."
https://www.kier.co.uk/media/news-relea ... akenheath/

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