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Harper to Build F-35 Hangar Under $101M Contract

Harper Construction has been awarded a $101 million contract by the United States Department of Defense to design and construct an F-35C hangar addition at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.

Construction is expected to begin soon, with a projected finish date of March 2024.

The contract specifies building β€œan aircraft parking apron and marshaling area, access apron and shoulders, taxiway connections and associated lighting, and an alternate mission equipment storage facility.”

Reinforced concrete masonry units, structural steel frames, a metal deck, and a pile foundation will be used to construct the facility.

F-35 Hangars

Harper Construction has built hangars for F-35s in the past. In September 2020, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar received a new fleet of F-35 fighters, and to accommodate the additional aerial power, Harper was contracted to build the hangar.

The F-35 system, developed by Lockheed Martin, has been in service within the US Air Force for more than a decade. Aside from the US, several other countries also operate fleets of F-35 fighters including Japan, Turkey, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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