USAF taps Michael Baker International for Iraq work

The United States Air Force has given $838 million in contracts to Michael Baker International LLC, a U.S. engineering and consulting services company, for work in Iraq.

Under the awards, subsidiaries of Baker International will design, engineer, build and perform 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.

"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.

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.

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.

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