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Named the cost of restoring the destroyed base of US Marines

Repairing one of the largest American bases, China Lake, which suffered during the earthquake, could cost several billion dollars. It is reported by the Navy Times.

One of the largest US Navy bases, China Lake, and, in combination, the most important testing center aviation Marine Corps, occupies almost 4500 square kilometers. In area, it is larger than the state of Rhode Island.

About 4000 people are serving at the base, and 1700 are also working as civilian specialists. There were tested cruise missiles Tomahawk and SLAM-ER. Before the earthquake, the base had three runways - 3046, 2747 and 2348 meters. She also tested deck versions of the F-35.

On the territory of China Lake there are several thousand infrastructure objects (near 1300), some of which were used to test the most modern types weapons USA. The July 7 earthquake of 6,4 score caused tremendous damage to the base, the replenishment of which will reach several billion dollars.

About half of the buildings on the territory of the base were built before the 1980 year, some - even during the Second World War. This means that the structures were built without taking into account seismic stability.

Most buildings and infrastructure were damaged, over 20% of buildings were declared unsafe. Many designs are recognized as non-repairable and require replacement.

- so described the situation, the representative of the Navy, Captain Mark K. Edelson.

According to a government report, more than 2 billions of dollars will be required to bring the base up to operational readiness - and this is only to restore the underlying damage.

It is important to note that this amount is approximate and does not include the cost of specialized equipment, furniture, machine tools, telecommunications assets, supplies or other expenses.

- emphasizes Edelson.

Billions of destruction

3 Hangar is damaged - it houses manned aircraft of one of the squadrons. One replacement of this structure alone will cost the US Armed Forces 350 million dollars. Seriously damaged Michelson lab. It houses the estate of the Eighth Air Wing, a unit that tests advanced weapons technology. The cost of repairs is estimated at more than $ 270 million. The control tower, jet engine testing laboratory and many other facilities will be replaced.

China Lake is not the only United States base affected by the elements and needs to be repaired. So, in March, the state of Nebraska flooded the Offett base with the Doomsday aircraft E-4B Nightwatch. And in the fall of 2018, Hurricane Michael destroyed the infrastructure of the Tyndall base on which the F-22 fighters were based.
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  1. Nycomed
    Nycomed 13 August 2019 20: 21
    And the Phantom is, of course, a beautiful plane!
    1. Orkraider
      Orkraider 13 August 2019 20: 30
      Quote: Nycomed
      And the Phantom is, of course, a beautiful plane!

      Of course beautiful. Especially burning on earth :)
      I honestly and seriously, his main opponent is the MiG-21 more like it, even from an aesthetic point of view.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 13 August 2019 20: 57
        But I do not like any "burning and on the ground", except for Hitler's, of course.
      2. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 13 August 2019 21: 04
        Quote: Orkraider
        I honestly and seriously, his main opponent is the MiG-21 more like it, even from an aesthetic point of view.

        That's for sure ! I have not yet been a schoolboy redrawn it from a children's book.

        Simple and tasteful!
      3. Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
        Popov Konstantin Ivanovich 14 August 2019 08: 34
        Probably the MiG-21 and F-4 are like a dagger and a two-handed sword, a small beautiful but light weapon against a heavy and terrible but overwhelming one. Different planes of different concepts, but what cannot be taken away from the amers is a bunch of missiles, engines and electronic filling of the Phantom, the MiG-21 PFM cannot be compared with it, and both did not have guns, if a cannon container was hung on the MiG instead of PTB, the range became very small.
    2. Rwmos
      Rwmos 13 August 2019 22: 11
      The problem is. which according to the layout scheme is very close to tailless, and this has one cant:
      They say, too, sags, although less than fu-22
    3. vkl.47
      vkl.47 13 August 2019 22: 44
      It's okay. They will print. What problems.
    4. yehat
      yehat 14 August 2019 14: 39
      more beautiful is a fragment of a windshield of a downed phantom in a museum.
  2. u4iy
    u4iy 13 August 2019 20: 29
    Moldavians will be brought for pennies to build themselves popilism go to deal with ......)))))
    1. Rwmos
      Rwmos 13 August 2019 20: 56
      They can ... For example, in the column Mattress expenses have already recorded some billions there "for the restoration of stealth coverage on the victims of the flooding of the F-22 at the Tyndal base." The problem is that the F-22, based there, are not combat, but training, which is why no one has seen such coverage on them laughing
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 13 August 2019 21: 54
        And where did you see or read or hear about the "training F-22"? Share your knowledge, be so kind. hi
        1. Rwmos
          Rwmos 13 August 2019 22: 04
          Tyndall (Air Base), Florida - pilot training center. 43-I Fighter Squadron

          And in general, in army boots, you can walk on it - that’s how they cover it))) Photos from this air base:
          1. Nycomed
            Nycomed 13 August 2019 22: 13
            But this does not mean that the aircraft is training. TCB they are double and, as a rule, carry the index "B", which indicates its double version. And the F-22 was produced only in the F-22A version and in no other, so the aircraft based there are completely combat ones.
            1. Rwmos
              Rwmos 13 August 2019 22: 17
              You yourself understand that this goblin wouldn’t walk on the stealth-coating in boots, even if it comes off the rain. But the TCB is not necessarily double, there still are not cadets taught from scratch. there are all the pilots with a solid raid already, why the hell is the instructor in the cockpit? That management could intercept?
              This time. Two - at the air base, it was known that the cyclone was approaching, that's why it was. what flew - they drove away, just half can’t fly there, so they were flooded. Do you think that on non-flying aircraft, the stealth coverage was updated more expensive? I think it’s definitely not, but you need to update it regularly
              1. Piramidon
                Piramidon 14 August 2019 11: 23
                Quote: RWMos
                A TCB is not necessarily double

                How then do they differ from military ones?
  3. Tarasios
    Tarasios 13 August 2019 20: 56
    Russia will soon be accused of using tectonic weapons. Infa 100%.
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 13 August 2019 21: 46
      Quote: Tarasios
      Russia will soon be accused of using tectonic weapons. Infa 100%.

      No. no, V. Putin has an alibi. At this time, it caused volcanic eruptions in Venezuela and melted ice in Antarctica crying
    2. Cry
      Cry 14 August 2019 04: 38
      Judging by the name of the base "China", there is a Chinese intervention.
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 14 August 2019 11: 25
      Quote: Tarasios
      Russia will soon be accused of using tectonic weapons. Infa 100%.

      The Yankees must be blamed for using climate weapons. For the second month we have rains and batters. Not July-August, but September-October. request
  4. Sergey39
    Sergey39 13 August 2019 20: 57
    Rumors of the destruction of the base are greatly exaggerated. 6,4 points Destroyed take-off plots? What could be destroyed in the desert?
    They want money.
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 13 August 2019 22: 20
      Quote: Sergey39
      Destroyed take-off plots? What could be destroyed in the desert?

      There are about 2 thousand structures, but the runway looks something like this

      The base of the US Navy China Lake was located on an area of ​​more than 4,5 thousand square kilometers, which, by comparison, is larger than the state of Rhode Island. The base has at its disposal 2132 buildings. The total cost of its infrastructure is estimated at $ 3 billion.
      1. bubalik
        bubalik 13 August 2019 22: 34
        ,,, belay interesting deep dips?
      2. Sergey39
        Sergey39 14 August 2019 15: 16
        There are no such faults at 6,4 points.
  5. Vladimir Nizhegorodsky
    Vladimir Nizhegorodsky 13 August 2019 21: 06
    Well done Americans.
    Flag of starry striped prosperity in hand.
    It is unlikely that they need our advice.
    Only mani.
    American mani.
    And billions for sure.
  6. mavrus
    mavrus 13 August 2019 21: 46
    Quote: Nycomed
    But I do not like any "burning and on the ground", except for Hitler's, of course.

    I do not agree with you ...
    I have a father in the very beginning of the seventies, I was familiar with the Hero of the Soviet Union Irina Nikolaevna Levchenko by work. She had many awards, both ours and foreign.
    And from jewelry she wore only a ring, presented to her in Vietnam in 1967, made from the 900th downed American plane, so everyone came to "admire". Father says that it looked very cool ... Better than any gold with diamonds.
  7. Ascetic
    Ascetic 13 August 2019 22: 16
    This base is located near Death Valley, one of the hottest and driest points on the planet.
    During the California Gold Rush, countless gold hunters tried to cross the Death Valley to reach the gold fields, I hope to make a fortune. Not everyone succeeded. In 1849, a group of people got lost in the valley, but still managed to get out. Leaving the valley, one of the women in the group turned around and exclaimed “Goodbye, Death Valley!”, Thus giving her a modern name.

    there, by the way, they shot Lucas Star Wars, and China Lake base appeared in several episodes
  8. aries2200
    aries2200 14 August 2019 00: 10
    Looks like they are building all the Tajiks too .. shook slightly - everything collapsed ......................
  9. Dr. Hub
    Dr. Hub 14 August 2019 00: 42
    Write, Shura, they are golden ...
  10. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 14 August 2019 01: 57
    How sweet. laughing
  11. Evil 55
    Evil 55 14 August 2019 03: 32
    They should have tested the earthquake of 9 points .. And the Russian General Staff would have immediately calculated how many mattress bases would be left without equipment and support ..
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 14 August 2019 20: 56
    Strange news, for a country that prints dollars ..............