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US Army To Build Air Base in Kuwait For $319 Million
File photo of US Army airbase in Kuwait.

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for development of facilities and infrastructure construction support service.

The Government of Kuwait requested possible sale for the design, construction, and procurement of key airfield operations, command and control, readiness, sustainment, and life support facilities for the Al Mubarak Airbase in Kuwait, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday. The estimated cost is $319 million. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide project management, engineering services, technical support, facility and infrastructure assessments, surveys, planning, programming, design, acquisition, contract administration, construction management, and other technical services for the construction of facilities and infrastructure for the airbase.

The overall project includes, among other features, a main operations center, hangars, training facilities, barracks, warehouses, support facilities, and other infrastructure required for a fully functioning airbase. 

The new airbase will ensure the continued readiness of the Kuwait Air Force and allow for the continued education of current and future Kuwait Air Force personnel. The construction of this airbase will enable Kuwait to enhance the operational effectiveness of its military and promote security and stability throughout Kuwait. 

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