Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Facility.
St. Mary's County, Maryland
The new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Facility (UASOF) is a two-story, 9,909 SF building with two main elements. A one-story, 4,602 SF high-bay ground vehicle parking and maintenance bay area is included for the storage of drone type vehicles. The second story includes the administrative area, operations area, and a facility support area. The UASOF is located on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
The facility is located adjacent to a runway where staff can monitor the testing of unmanned vehicles. The operations area on the second floor is designed with clear sightlines to the runway at the south of the site. The project is certified LEED Silver.