FY14 SOF CNS Parachute Drying Tower for Aerial Delivery

 
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Location: Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico

Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Cost: $ 1,571,803

Completed On: July 2015

This project consisted of the construction of an approximately 100 foot tall parachute drying tower adjacent to and with interior access to the Aerial Delivery Facility. The tower facilitates effective clean-out and drying of parachute material for efficient replacing time and pre-mission preparation for the CAFB Aerial Delivery Unit. Construction began with sitework for utilities placement and concrete work for the tower foundation and adjoing enclosures. The tower is constructed of structural steel frame, insulated metal panels, and a standing seam metal roof with a finished interior. There are 12 hoists in the tower to lift twelve (12) GS-11 parachutes and a heater and blower system is used to dry and remove debris. A fire pump with enclosure, a diesel emergency generator and lightning protection were also installed.

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