Jacksonville, FL

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE)

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) is the largest tenant command aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fl., with several offsite locations. Established in 1940, the facilities at FRCSE have turned out almost every type of Navy aircraft - fighter and attack planes, patrol, antisubmarine, reconnaissance, transport, trainer, special configuration and helicopters. The overall workload for FRCSE has expanded to include the rework of engines, components, and ground support equipment, plus other support functions vital to the Fleet.


Our mission is to maintain capability for and perform a complete range of depot-level rework operations on designated weapon systems, accessories and equipment; to manufacture parts and assemblies as required; to provide engineering services in the development of changes of hardware design; to furnish technical and other professional services on aircraft maintenance and logistics problems; to perform, upon specific request or assignment, other levels of aircraft maintenance for eligible activities, and to perform all other functions and tasks as may be assigned by higher authority.


Aircraft program: Phased Depot Maintenance (PDM) and Planned Maintenance Intervals (PMI) repair, conversion, modernization, Integrated Maintenance Concept (IMC), Baseline Program, and In-Service Repair (ISR) on the following types of aircraft: P-3 Orion, F/A-18 Hornet, EA-6B Prowler, SH-60 Seahawk.

Aircraft modification program: turnkey operations from design and installation to documentation and flight testing. Examples of some of the modifications include P-3 Electronic Flight Display System, EA-6B Improved Capability (ICAP) III upgrade, F/A-18 aircraft PMI 1 and 2 upgrades and Center Barrel Replacement Plus (CBR+).

Engine program: complete overhaul capabilities for most repairable components, assemblies, and accessories for engines including F414, F404, J52, T700, T56, and TF34

Components: intermediate and depot level repair for the structural mechanical, avionics, and engine component programs and range from miniature to sizeable electronic and mechanical parts that make-up aircraft, engine, and weapon systems.

Support: calibration, support equipment, and manufacturing as well as engineering and logistics support for aircraft, engines, systems and equipment. Systems covered include those repaired and modified by FRCSE as well as other primary Naval systems such as the T-45 Goshawk training aircraft, the E-6B Mercury TACAMO strategic communications aircraft, the T-56 engine that powers the P-3 aircraft as well as E-2, C-2, and C-130 aircraft, and the Navy's Adversary aircraft (Navy versions of the F-5 and F-16 aircraft and their engines).


With a workforce of almost 3,000 civilian employees, 1,000 military personnel, and 1,000 contractors, FRCSE is the largest tenant command aboard NAS JAX and the largest industrial employer in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. FRCSE civilian, military, and contractor personnel are a highly diverse and skilled professional workforce.


Acres: 127
Buildings: 70
Plant equipment (Class 3, 4, 5, 6 items): 42,846
Estimated replacement value: $372.0 million
Acquisition Cost: $379.9 million
Current Plant Value: $387.3 million