Michael Baker International has been awarded contracts worth total $838 million to support Iraq's purchase of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft under the US foreign military sales (FMS) programme.
Under the contracts, the company will provide design, engineering, construction, and other services to support the deployment of the aircraft at Balad Air Base, Iraq, over the next three years.
Specifically, the company will provide all services, resources and management necessary to support the Iraqi Air Force's F-16 FMS programme, including all planning, design, engineering, engineering assessments, programme and construction management, and construction, as well as engineering and management for water, wastewater and power production.
In addition to this, the company will provide flight tower and flight line operations, facilities operations, maintenance and repair, base engineering support, and other services, including fire safety and training, base medical services, communications engineering, morale, welfare and recreation operations, and security services.
Baker International CEO Kurt Bergman said the contract's extensive scope will enable the company to provide a broad range of services from front-end planning, architecture, design and engineering services, to program and construction management, and airfield operations.
"We have the ability to provide full life cycle support and security services as well as information technology and communication solutions to meet the needs of our customer," Bergman said.
Baker International International Operations EVP Nicholas Gross said, "All of our Baker International employees look forward to continuing to provide support for the next phase of Iraq's development and economic growth."
The contract also includes design-build renovation and rehabilitation projects, which include the completion of the base operations centre, prime power plant, communications facility, electronic security systems, and other base infrastructure with options for the inclusion of the airfield navigational aids and other facilities.
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