Middle East District Awards Contract for F-16 Squadron Upgrades in Egypt

Published Aug. 14, 2012

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District has awarded a contract for F-16 Squadron Upgrades, Peace Vector VII, Package B, at Cairo West Air Base, Egypt.

The contract was awarded Aug. 10 to American International Contractors Inc.-Archirodon JV of Arlington, Va., for $66.5 million.

The work includes airfield pavement construction, pavement rehabilitation including primary runways and taxiway systems, airfield lighting, aircraft shelters, and aircraft arresting systems. New facilities include billeting quarters, maintenance hangars and facilities; administration, support, and storage facilities; and infrastructure systems, such as electrical, water and sewer.

The Peace Vector program, launched in 1980, is an integrated team effort between the United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt. It includes a multitude of U.S. Air Force, Egyptian Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team members and contractor personnel, and provides for aircraft and supporting facilities critical to Egypt's defense program.

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.

Release no. 13-065