The Air Force has hired a contractor to help with the installation of new air traffic control towers.
The Air Mobility Command said on Tuesday it is paying Air Force Air Force Construction Company (AFAC) $2.7 million for the work, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
The new tower will be used for a new electronic network system to monitor and manage aircraft in the air and to provide data to the Air Force’s Joint Information Operations Center.
The installation is being done in the United States Air Force Academy.
Air Force officials said the new towers will allow air traffic controllers to be on the ground during the day and work at night.
The tower will also provide pilots with a more direct route for their operations.
AFAC has completed a similar project in Texas, and the Air Mobility command said it expects to work on another tower in the U.S. Air National Guard this year.
AFCC said the work will allow the Air National Guardsman to be in his or her office at night, but not during normal business hours.
The service has more than 3,000 active-duty personnel working at the Air Forces Academy, Air Force Times reported.