Security Systems Upgrades Awarded in Kuwait

Published March 30, 2012

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District awarded a contract on March 26 for security systems upgrades in Kuwait. Awarded for $11.3 million, the contract went to DWC General Trading and Contracting Company of Kuwait.

The contract calls for repair and upgrade of security systems at two military facilities in Kuwait. This is the second phase of work enhancing such security features as entry control, lighting and perimeter fencing. Work is expected to be complete in 10 months.

The contract was awarded through the Foreign Military Sales program, which is the U.S. government's program for transferring defense articles, services and training to other sovereign nations and international organizations. The program's goal is to further national security and foreign policy objectives by strengthening bilateral defense relations with allied nations. Countries approved to participate in this program may pay with their own national funds or with funds provided through U.S. government-sponsored assistance programs. The government of Kuwait is funding these security upgrades.

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. 13-079