By Sharon WeinbergerWired

Critics be damned! Blackwater Worldwide is opening up a new Bat Cave in California, where the Dark Prince of private security contracting, and his loyal followers, can plot more ways to rescue blond damsels in distress. The San Diego Union Tribune reports;

The North Carolina company is planning to open an indoor training center in Otay Mesa to train Navy personnel after abandoning its controversial proposal to build a larger facility on a ranch in Potrero.

Brian Bonfiglio, a Blackwater vice president, said the facility will operate out of a 61,600-square-foot building in a business park on Siempre Viva Road, just south of Brown Field. Bonfiglio expects it will cost “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to get the building ready for training, which could begin by summer.

“This is a cost-efficient means in which we can support the Navy,” Bonfiglio said of the facility, which is a little larger than a football field.

Bonfiglio said Blackwater officials began searching for sites early this year, at the same time the company was pursuing plans to build a training center in Potrero, a rural community about 40 miles east of San Diego.

The proposed Potrero facility, which faced a backlash from anti-Blackwater protesters, was canceled over concerns about noise exceeding local standards.

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