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New Yuma F-35 flight simulator facility completed

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A flight simulator for F-35 fighters is the latest facility for the new jets to be completed at Yuma's Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.

Work on the two-story, 43,150-square-foot flight simulator was part of $150 million worth of construction projects taking place at base.

Sundt Construction is the general contractor on the F-35 projects. Other projects included the construction of 3 new hangars and upgrades to communication and utilities infrastructures.

The Yuma Sun reports (http://bit.ly/SWT67P) Phoenix-based Sundt will build a carrier landing practice training facility at the Barry M. Goldwater Range next.

Yuma will starting getting F-35s later this year and will eventually have five squadrons each with 16 aircraft and one operational test and evaluation squadron of 8 aircraft. They'll replace Yuma's 56 AV-8B Harriers.

Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com

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