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Air 6000 Phase 2A/B, RAAF Base Williamtown

Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, the first Australian pilot to fly in the F-35A. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson) Source:

Preparing for the arrival of the F-35A

Spantech was contracted by Lend Lease to design and construct a number of essential buildings at RAAF Base Williamtown as part of the Air 6000 Phase 2A/B – New Air Combat Capability (NACC) Facilities Project.

The proposed works at RAAF Base Williamtown will include an F-35A Operational Precinct, runway pavement upgrades, explosive ordnance preparation facilities, engineering infrastructure and replacement of displaced elements.

Spantech’s Scope of Works

Spantech is specifically working on the Explosive Ordnance Facilities which include:

  1. High Explosive Ordnance Preparation Facilities.
  2. Ammunition and Counter-Measure Preparation Facilities.

For further general information about this project refer to the ADF website:

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