Contract Award: $43M Logistics Support Contract for Six Iraq Aircraft at New Al-Muthana Air Base, Iraq
At the new Iraqi Air Base Al-Muthana in Baghdad, (Iraq erected in 2006) the Department of Defense has solicited and awarded a support contract worth $43 million to one of the largest U.S. defense contractors in the industry. Iraqi Major General Kamal said, "It is important for them (Iraqis) to see tangible results and cooperation," "Building up an air force takes so much work, finance and dedication."
Although Iraq's air force is much smaller now compared to during Saddam Hussein's era, now it is better than before, Iraqi Col. Jabber said. "Now our air force supports the government and the people. In the past the air force only supported Saddam," he said. "We are humanitarian now."
Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Ga., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $43,961,259 Undefinitized Contract Action modification for contract for foreign military sales case Iraq in-country contractor logistics support "post normalization" for six Iraq aircraft. Work will be performed at New al-Muthana Air Base, Baghdad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2015. This contract will support 100 percent foreign military sales to Iraq. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WLNNC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
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