The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a series of contracts to Michael Baker International to support Iraq’s purchase of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft under the US foreign military sales (FMS) programme.

Under the contracts, which have a combined value of at $838m, the company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, KS International and Sallyport Global Services, 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.