KANSAS CITY, Missouri — As the U.S. Air Force prepares to bring the B-21 Raider — a next-generation long-range bomber aircraft — into service, Burns & McDonnell has been named one of three companies selected to provide architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) services as part of the aircraft’s beddown mission.
The seven-year, $200 million contract will help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force Civil Engineer Center plan and build the necessary facilities to meet the needs of the new weapons system. Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota was selected to house the first B-21 aircraft and the formal training unit.
“We’re proud to be chosen to support the B-21 program, building on our partnership with the U.S. Air Force and Corps of Engineers,” says Dave Barr, leader of the Federal Group and a vice president at Burns & McDonnell. “Our team looks forward to bringing our extensive beddown experience to the table to deliver world-class facilities for this important mission.”
Burns & McDonnell has provided planning and design for several other aircraft beddown missions, including new and renovated facilities and infrastructure at military installations around the globe to support the F-16, F-22, F-35, C-17 and KC-46A weapons systems.
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