Military Capabilities

US building new hangars at Djibouti UAV base

18 December 2018

The US has awarded a contract to build new hangars at Chabelley Airfield in Djibouti, according to a notice published on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on 13 December.

The contract covers the construction of four semi-permanent aircraft maintenance hangars to replace temporary large-area maintenance shelters (LAMSs) at Chabelley, from where US Air Force Reaper and Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have flown since 2013.

The partially redacted notice was released to justify the non-competitive contract award on the basis that there was only one company that could provide the required services.

The contract was awarded to the Italian company Consorzio Stabile GMG SCARL in April because the company is already conducting work at Chabelley.

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