Middle East District awards flight simulator facility at Al Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait

Published March 20, 2013

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District awarded a contract for the design and construction of a flight simulator training center for the Kuwait Air Force at Al Mubarak Air Base, Kuwait, on March 12. The award went to CAE USA Inc. of Tampa, Fla., for $18.1 million.

The contract calls for the design and construction of a facility for Kuwait’s KC-130J Weapons System Trainer. The flight simulator training center will consist of two bays to accommodate two weapons system trainers, with completion required by September 2014. In addition, the contract includes all site work and a design that allows for future expansion without impacting operations once the flight training center is constructed and in use. 

The work was awarded as a sole source contract, at the request of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense, to CAE-USA Inc., which is the vendor providing the KC-130J Weapons Systems Training under separate contract with the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center. 

This work is being accomplished in support of the foreign military sales program. A component of the Defense Department’s security assistance program, accomplished through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, FMS transfers defense equipment, services and training to allied nations to increase stability and capabilities for mutual benefit. 

The Middle East District provides engineering, construction and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia and other areas. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan.

Kristin Hoelen

Release no. 13-005