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Joint Venture Gets Contract for Testing Chamber

February 07, 1988

A joint venture of MACCO Constructors Inc. and Holmes & Narver has been awarded an Air Force design/construction contract thatsources estimate is worth about $50 million to build a test chamber for B1-B bombers at Edwards Air Force Base.

The 66,000-square-foot chamber will include an 80-foot-diameter turntable capable of rotating with a 250,000 pound load. It will provide an environment free of echoes and other interference to test the electronic defensive systems of the B1-B and other aircraft.

MACCO is a Paramount-based general contractor and Holmes & Narver is an Orange-based architectural firm.

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