HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a new $32.6 million jet fuel storage and delivery system will be built at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit.
The National Guard’s 127th Wing announced Monday that the project will support rapid refueling of KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft and other aircraft that are based at Selfridge, training at the facility or deploying from the base.
The guard says the contract is the largest single construction contract awarded at Selfridge.
Construction of the 630,000 gallon storage complex with an eight-station hydrant refueling system is expected to take about two years. The new system will replace an existing storage area at the base in Macomb County’s Harrison Township that was constructed in 1958.
Fuel trucks will continue to be used for smaller aircraft.
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