The Defense Contractor Complex (DCC) is Yuma's umbrella organization with a vast array of resources that already meet every requirement spelled out in recent congressional legislation. The DCC has a North Range Complex at YPG – through a contractual relationship, and a South Range Complex (Rolle Field).
The Defense Contractor Complex North Range facilities include six UAS sites within the Yuma Proving Ground footprint and includes all of the associated restricted airspace. Our South Range facility includes a single UAS site, Rolle Field, plus the national airspace and will include a facility-based COA. We offer a one-stop shop that will include all of the facilities of both Yuma international Airport, our Defense Contractor Complex and the Yuma Proving Ground.
North Range Facilities
Our North Range complex includes the availability of two complete central command-and-control centers that have the ability to exercise complete management over all UAS operations going on at YPG. This provides the critical third component, command-and-control, of the UAS system. The command-and-control facilities that we offer also include multiple fixed and mobile control centers specifically designed for the operation of UAS testing.
North Range Command and Control
Our North Range Complex also includes six airfields starting with Laguna Army Airfield. Laguna has two runways, four large hangers available for UAS operations, full crash rescue services and equipment, normal support facilities for a military airfield and is the logistical headquarters for the support of Yuma Proving Ground aviation facilities.
Laguna Army Airfield
The Castle Dome UAS Site is comprised of a 3000 foot paved runway, two 20,000 square-foot UAS maintenance hangers, which also include maintenance and shop areas, administrative space, and mission briefing rooms. Castle Dome also includes modern facilities for UAS training and UAS control operations.
Castle Dome UAS Site
Site Eight contains a 1,500 foot paved runway, five UAS hangers, ample maintenance and shop areas, and includes two 800 sq. ft. mission control rooms.
UAS Site 8
Location 2 includes both a 4,000-foot runway and a 2,500-foot runway. Also available are two UAS hangers plus maintenance and shop areas with additional office space. Along the edge of the 4,000 foot runway are operational control stations which are required by some UAS operators because they must be at or very near by the runway during the launch and recovery of their UAS systems.
UAS Location 2
The North Range Complex also includes a 5,000-foot dirt runway with easy access and full instrumentation for UAS operations.
5,000' Dirt Runway
Site B-2 in the North Range Complex has a 4,000 foot paved runway with a hanger and office space.
UAS Site B2
All UAS operational areas within the North Range Complex are serviced by broadband Internet over a dual ring fiber optic cable network, which provides a complete range of data and communication services. The fiber optic system is an integral part of the photometry and telemetry monitoring systems that are used for all UAS testing.
The South Range currently has T-1 speed data lines with a new fiber-optic system expected in the Spring of 2013.
South Range Facilities
Our South Range complex consists of the 640 acres around Rolle Field. This includes a new 2,800-foot runway eight, a 2500 square-foot hangar and includes full security with access control. Rolle Field is in the national airspace, an important component of what the FAA is trying to accomplish in establishing its Center of Excellence. As mentioned earlier we plan to establish a COA for Rolle Field, which will extend from overhead Rolle Field to the East to the boundary of the Barry Goldwater Range.