By John Lee.

Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC., Addison, Texas, has been awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the stand-up of an Air Academy training in support of the Iraq Air Force.

Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 8, 2019.

This award is the result of a country-directed sole-source acquisition.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

Sallyport Global Holdings has been awarded a not-to-exceed $400,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action to provide base operations support, base life support, and security services in support of the Iraq F-16 program.

The contract provides for the support of F-16-related contractor personnel at Balad Air Base, Iraq.

Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 30, 2019. 

This contract was the result of a sole-source acquisition.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

By John Lee.

US-based Sallyport Global Holdings has been awarded a six-month service contract for a not-to-exceed amount of $133,864,963, to provide base operations support, life support and security services at Iraq’s Balad Air Base.

This contract is expected to be complete by Jan. 30, 2018.  This award is the result of sole-source request by the government of Iraq.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

By John Lee.

US-based Sallyport Global is alleged to have turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking at its site in Iraq.

An Associated Press investigation claims that the company, that was paid $686 million to secure Iraq’s Balad Air Base, also fired the investigators who uncovered the alleged wrongdoing.

In a statement to AP, Chief Operating Officer Matt Stuckart wrote:

“Sallyport has a strong record of providing security and life support services in challenging war zones like Iraq and plays a major but unheralded role in the war against ISIS. The company takes any suggestion of wrongdoing at Balad very seriously.”

As recently as January of this year, Sallyport was awarded a further $200-million contract for work at Balad Air Base.

More details here.

(Source: Associated Press)

By John Lee.

US-based Sallyport Global Holdings has been awarded a $200-million modification on a previously awarded contract for base life support, base operations support, and security for Iraq’s Balad Air Base.

Work will be performed at Balad Air Base, and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2017.

Sallyport was founded in 2003 to support the post war reconstruction efforts in Iraq and has since expanded its operations to other countries.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

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