PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has given $838 million in contracts to a U.S. engineering and consulting services company for work in Iraq.
Under the awards, which are for three years each, subsidiaries of Michael Baker International LLC will design, engineer, build and perform other services at Balad Air Base to support the government of Iraq's purchase of F-16 aircraft under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.
Work will include planning, design, engineering, engineering assessments, program and construction management, and construction as well as engineering and management for water, wastewater and power production at the base, one of the largest air facilities in the country.
Baker will provide flight tower and flight line operations, facilities operations, maintenance and repair, base engineering support, such as fire safety and training, base medical services, communications engineering, morale, welfare and recreation operations, and security services.
The contract award also requires design-build renovation and rehabilitation projects.
"We are honored to be selected to support the government of Iraq and the U.S. Air Force on this important program," said Kurt Bergman, chief executive officer of Baker International. "Baker has a full continuum of capabilities. The contract's extensive scope will allow us to provide a broad range of services from front-end planning, architecture, design and engineering services, to program and construction management, and airfield operations.'
Baker International's subsidiaries include KS International LLC and Sallyport Global Services Ltd.