HangarStarts – MQ-9 Repears Find A Hangar

MQ-9 Reaper Hangar Fort DrumFort Drum, New York is home to a new hangar measuring nearly 13,000 square feet. The hangar will be the base for the MQ-9 aircraft. Initial design concepts began in 2008 with ground breaking taking place several years later in the fall of 2012.

The facility is home to several energy efficient systems including a passive solar wall that collects warm air for interior heating. Geothermal heating, radiant floor heat and high-efficiency T8 fluorescent lighting offer a very energy efficient structure.

The coordination between the military and its contractors was precise. As a result, the entire project required only eight change orders. Fort Drum is home to the 174th Attack Wing of the NYANG.


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Fort Drum:  By The Numbers

Construction Timeline: 

  • October 2012-November 2013

Hangar Dimensions

  • 170’ L x 69’ W x 41’ T

Ancillary Dimensions

  • 45’ L x 24’ W

Total Square Footage

  • 12,890 Sq. Ft.


  • Robertson Strong Apgar Architects (RSA)


  • Beardsley Design Associates (BDA)

General Contractor

  • Black Horse Group, LLC

Engineered Metal Building

  • American Buildings Systems

Fire Protection

  • Sprinklers
  • Foam


  • T8 Fluorescents

Hangar Doors (2-fabric doors measuring 24’10” tall by 76’9” wide)

  • Megadoor

Green Systems

  • Solar Wall
  • Solar Hot Water Collection
  • Geothermal
  • Radiant Floor Heating