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    US Awards $212 Million for Communication Upgrades at Bases Across Mideast, Asia

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    The Pentagon has awarded a contract for support of communications equipment and information systems at the US Army's bases in seven countires across Asia and the Middle East.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US contractor Vectrus won over $212 million to maintain communications equipment and information systems for the US Army in Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $212,032,488 modification (P000035) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for support of communications equipment and information systems," the release said Friday.

    Work on the contract will be performed at Army bases and deployments in Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018, the Defense Department said.

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