Bagram Airfield (BAF), Afghanistan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
For safety and for ease of transportation after dark, USACE required perimeter lighting around the Bagram Airfield and along Disney Avenue.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
With enemy insurgents active during wartime, the permeter lights were occasionally shot out, causing safety risks and requiring bulbs to need to be replaced regularly. In addition, the enemy would steal control boxes, wiring, and other equipment. ISI raised the control boxes to make theft an vandolism more difficult.
The street lighting project replaced inadequate lighting with new 400-watt fixtures to provide illumination and increase pedestrian safety along the busy main roadways.
The perimeter lighting project placed four, 1000-watt sports field lights at 150-foot intervals around the permimeter of the base. This provided illumination for the guards operating perimeter duty, to be able to see approaching personnel or enemies.
Both of these projects helped to increase safety for our troops.