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USACE Selects Jacobs to Design Air Operations, Intelligence Center for KAOIC; Bob Pragada, Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach Quoted

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Jacobs has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide architecture and engineering design for the Korea Air Operations and Intelligence Center (KAOIC), the company announced on Wednesday.

"The new KAOIC modernizes command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (5CISR) and distributed common ground station functions currently at Osan Air Base in South Korea," said Jacobs President and COO Bob Pragada. 

After Jacobs completes KAOIC’s modernization effort, the center will oversee air operations and distributed common ground station weapon systems supporting the U.S. Forces Korea and the U.S. and Korea Combined Forces Command in defense of the Korean peninsula. 

Jacobs will develop the approximate 1 million-gross-square-foot facility, incorporating protective threat-based design. The new design will include multiple secure as well as non-secure work areas, and redundant systems

"The Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance is ironclad, and our Airpower capabilities have had a long history of deterring aggression on the Korean Peninsula," said Lt. Gen Ken Wilsbach, 7th Air Force commander. "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."

One of the largest projects that is currently part of the U.S. Military Construction and Host Nation Funding Program, the USACE has estimated costs at $605 million. Jacobs, under the project, will its global secure buildings portfolio. The selection will also strengthen the company’s position supporting the U.S. Defense and Intelligence programs in the Asia Pacific region.

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