Jacobs wins $605m US Army contract in Korea

Los Angeles-based engineer Jacobs has been selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide architecture and engineering design for an upgrade of the Korea Air Operations and Intelligence Centre (KAOIC).

The 1 million sq ft Osan Air Base in South Korea is the site of one of the US Military’s largest construction projects, with a value of $605m.

Jacobs’ President, Bob Pragada, said: "The new KAOIC modernises command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and distributed common ground station functions.

"In addition to expanding our global secure buildings portfolio, this win also strengthens our position supporting the US defence and Intelligence programmes in the Asia-Pacific region."

Lieutenant General Ken Wilsbach, added: "This project demonstrates an everlasting commitment to preserving the terms of armistice, promoting democracy, and providing security to the Republic of Korea and northeast Asia."

Earlier this year, Jacobs and Canadian consultant Stantec were awarded a $1.9bn US Army Corps of Engineers contract to design a levee system in Texas.

Image: First Leftenant Clancy Morrical at Osan Air Base (US Air Force/Senior Airman Alexis Siekert)

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