The U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa is seeking a contractor to build a roof on a 700-meter single-story building that will serve as a combined joint operations center at the IAF's Hatzor Air Base, according to a report by Janes.
Last week, a notice posted the U.S. government System for Award Management website said that the command building is already under construction. It did not specify who the building is intended for, but in general, combined facilities are used by personnel from the two countries, the U.S. and Israel.
Last week, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), whose area of responsibility now includes Israel, declined to comment on the report by Janes. The American announcement included a description of the building being built at the northern tip of the Hatzor base, and according to the telecommunications plan there will be desks for 152 staff members and two meeting rooms. Satellite images show that four buildings – two dormitories and two office buildings – were built between the years 2014 and 2019.
On June 15, U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 published images showing the pouring of concrete for the walls of a building at the Hatzor base.