The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to provide Kuwait with infrastructure construction, equipment, training and logistics support after the State Department approved a potential $1.7 billion Foreign Military Sale contract.
According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency news release posted Monday, the contract covers procurement of equipment, construction of a new central utilities site and related services for the Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital.
DSCA expects this deal to boost U.S. foreign policy and national security missions in the region and assist the country’s delivery of healthcare services for members of Kuwait’s military and other beneficiaries.
Also included in the potential sale are operations, maintenance, project management, contract administration, engineering and related technical services, as well as site improvements and additional infrastructure for the hospital.
USACE will be tasked to oversee the program through in-house and contractor services once the contract is finalized, DSCA said.