Marine Corps Air Station Upgrades Security

Marine Corps Air Station Upgrades Security

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to upgrade security with new airfield perimeter fence.

In preparation for one of the most advanced jets in the world, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is planning security upgrades to its airfield perimeter fence. Officials will be constructing nine large-scale projects to boost the security of the Air Station.

"These construction projects here are what enables, that is what brings our national defense policy and strategy to reality," said Public Works Officer Lt. Commander Travis Brinkman. 

Currently being building in the heart of MCAS Miramar is a 160,000 square foot hangar designed to hold up to 12 F-35s. It's the first of three hangers planned for hotel location. 

"The need to provide modern facilities as well as the F-35 has specific requirements, specific systems that need difference maintenance, difference capabilities within the facility itself to provide security," Brinkman said.

According to a post on the Federal Business Opportunities website, MCAS Miramar is also looking to replace more than 24,000 feet of existing chain link fence, vehicle gates, and swing arm barriers. The project magnitude is $3 million to $5 million.

"We're upgrading the fence line around the airfield itself, and it’s simply to ensure that our fence line is complying with the security requirements for the F-35,” said Brinkman. "This brings Miramar, puts it on the forefront of national defense and national defense strategy,” said MCAS Miramar Director of Communications Capt. Matthew Gregory.

The price tag for all the projects scheduled in the next decade is around half a billion dollars.

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