Report: IAF to Build More Hardened Aircraft Shelters

According to the US government’s Federal Business Opportunities website, the Israeli Air Force will construct hardened aircraft shelters and support facilities at one of its bases

Report: IAF to Build More Hardened Aircraft Shelters

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The Israeli Air Force is planning to construct hardened aircraft shelters and support facilities at one of its bases, according to a pre-solicitation notice released by the US government’s Federal Business Opportunities website on 20 March.

The notice did not say how many shelters would be constructed and identified the base only by the codename "Site 13852," but said the estimated project cost is more than $10 million.

The shelters will have cranes and underground pits, as well as air-conditioning, water, sewage, and compressed-air systems.

Jane's adds that the IAF is interested in the hardened shelters to protect the F-35 "Adir" fighter jets, in light of the growing threat of large-scale rocket and missile attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah.

 

[Source: Jane's]

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