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Growler Airborne Electronics Attack Capability Facility

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Details

Client
Lend Lease & Department of Defence
Location
RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, Amberley, Queensland, Australia
Completion
August 2014 - January 2017
Value
$220,000,000.00
Services
Full Architectural Services
Size

Over 63,000m² Total Works

Description

The EA-18G Growler aircraft are an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet that has the ability to disrupt or jam a range of military electronics systems, including radars and communications systems.

The EA-18G is an important capability for the future of the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Defence Force.

The EA-18G will play an important role in providing a new capability of Electronic Warfare to support air, land and sea operations. The aircraft will significantly enhance the Defence Force’s battle space situational awareness and protect Australian Forces.

The purpose of the Growler Facilities Project is to provide buildings and infrastructure for Defence to support the acquisition and introduction into service of twelve new EA-18G aircraft.

Stages 1 to 8 at RAAF Base Amberley involve works including:

– 6 significant new Building projects

– 10 minor to significant Building alteration projects

– Apron works including 60,000m2 of new pavement

– Upgrades or additions to various elements of Base Infrastructure

Stage 9 at AATC Oakey involves alterations to and adaptive reuse of 2 existing Buildings and upgrades to various elements of Base Infrastructure.

Location

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, Amberley, Queensland, Australia

Summary

  • High levels of security
  • Strict acoustic requirements

Consultants

Alasdair Macdonald Architects
Architectural Subconsultants
KWC Engineering
Civil
Bonacci Infrastructure
Structural
Wood & Grieve
Services
GHD
Hydraulics
Webb Australia Group
Security and Comms
Aquenta Consulting
Costing
Philip Chun & Associates
Building Certifier
AECOM
Acoustics, Fuel, Hazardous Goods, and Contamination
Movecorp
Logistics
Jacobs Group
ESD, Heritage
Omnii
Fire Engineering
LAT27
Landscaping