Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Contract: Whitesell-Green, $15.9M

Whitesell-Green Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is being awarded a $15,949,000 contract for construction of a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Mission Control Complex at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. The work provides for a freestanding two-story structure with two Electromagnetic Interference Shielded Mission Control Systems, a Tactical Operations Center with sensitive compartmented information facility spaces, and numerous roof-top mounted antennas. Antenna infrastructure will be constructed at a remote site south of the new facility. Work is expected to be completed by December 2014. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 08/14/13) BAMS is the original name of the Triton unmanned aircraft surveillance program. Triton is a version of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk. The center fuselage of Global Hawks, including Triton, are built in Moss Point, Miss.