$17.6M to Soltek for Marine Corps Urban Combat Training Facility

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Urban Combat Training(click to view larger) Soltek Pacific Construction in San Diego, CA received a $17.6 million firm-fixed-price task order (#10) under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-08-D 8615) for design and construction of a Marine Corps Combined Arms Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training facility. The complex will be located at the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA. Soltek expects to complete construction by January 2011. For this task order, 5 proposals were received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest in San Diego, CA. The facility will be designed to provide a training area in which Marines can develop individual and unit skills needed to fight in an urban environment. By the year 2010, 75% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, according to the Army Field Manual on Combined Arms Operations in Urban Terrain. Urban areas are expected to be the future battlefield. DID has more on urban combat… The Army manual explains the need for training and combined arms in urban combat. The same imperatives also apply to the Marines: “Urban combat is primarily a small unit infantry fight, requiring […]

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