Blackout Blinds for RNAS Dunk Tank

Swanmac are delighted to have been instructed to install blackout blinds at a unique new training centre at RNAS Yeovilton.  Developed by architects, AHR and delivered by appointed contractor Galliford Try is due launch in 2018, with our installation taking place early in the new year.

The facility is a single storey building with three pools, also known as ‘dunk tanks’, which will be used for training personnel to safely escape from an aircraft or amphibious vehicle in the event of an accident which leaves them submerged underwater.  The centre will also provide the necessary lifting equipment and rotary wing aircraft modules with associated support services to fulfill the training simulations.

Our blackout blinds will support the creation appropriate atmosphere and environments that the simulations aim to re-create.

This development is a part of the Ministry of Defence’s commitment to provide the best possible safety training for the UK’s Armed Forces, and modernise the military infrastructure.

Simon Jones, Project Manager at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) said: “Building this facility is an important part of our commitment to world-class military training and the signing of this contract is an important first milestone in this process.”

“Building work will commence shortly and we aim to hand the facility over to the Royal Navy in December 2017,” he continued.

 

 

images courtesy of www.gallifordtry.co.uk and www.royalnavy.mod.uk