Facilities Awarded for Iraq Air Force Base

Published Dec. 14, 2011

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District has awarded a $7.7 million contract to an Iraqi firm to construct facilities that will support Iraqi Air Force operations at Hawk Base near Baghdad.

The contract, awarded Dec. 6, includes construction of headquarters offices, entry control point, site work and utilities. The construction period is 18 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. Under FMS, the U.S. government procures defense articles and services on behalf of the foreign customer. 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. Iraq is funding the projects at Hawk Base.

The Middle East District’s Iraq Area Office will oversee construction.

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. 13-093