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Waukesha architectural firm wins bid for unmanned aircraft facility in Camp Douglas

Construction of Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Facility, Camp Douglas, Juneau County

Architectural firm Fischer-Fischer-Theis Inc., Waukesha, has been awarded a design contract for a new tactical unmanned aircraft system facility to be located in Camp Douglas in Juneau County.

Fischer-Fischer-Theis will begin designing the complex, which will eventually be used by the Wisconsin Army National Guard once construction is completed.

The facility is expected to contain office space, administrative and staff support areas, maintenance shops, and an aircraft hangar to provide maintenance and storage space for unmanned air vehicles, according to a bid request from the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities.

In May, the state’s Building Commission voted to release $177,460 to prepare preliminary plans and a design report for the unmanned aircraft facility.

The project has been approved through the design phase only. Estimated construction cost the project is $6,480,250. Bids requests for the construction phase of the project have not yet been released.

— Joe Yovino

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