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Proposed CUJO Towers at Webster Field, NAS Pax River, and Its Effect Upon Historic Properties

This notice is required for Section 106 consultation, per the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, for a Department of the Navy (DON) undertaking with the construction of the CUJO program at Webster Field. For compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the federal agency (Navy) must take into account the effect of its activities on historic properties. Project Description – CUJO is a Test and Evaluation project that integrates test equipment designed to tune Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) used for base defense against threat Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV). The project will be erecting six trailered telescoping towers on the Webster field complex. The telescoping towers can be erected up to 150’ in height. The towers themselves appear to be more similar to large antennae masts rather than actual buildings. They are aluminum structures with open lattice webbing, with a gray color of oxidized aluminum. Each tower is stabilized by nine 3/8” guy lines tied into three 18,000 lb. ballast weights. The towers are also equipped with lighting to ensure aircraft can see them day or night. In our current concept of operation, the towers will be lowered if/when there is a named storm planned for our […]

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