Maintaining & Running Diego Garcia, FY 2007-2011

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Latest updates: Article closed after 2011. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the British Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia is a key strategic base that acts as a staging area for navy ships, long-range bombers, aerial tankers, and other military assets whose missions take them to Africa, Asia, and the Middle east. Secondary missions include its status as one of the Space Shuttle’s emergency landing sites, and hosting one of Global Positioning System’s 3 ground antennas, as well as facilities belonging to the USA’s Space Surveillance Network. The UK/ U.S. treaty that turned the island into a military base was signed in 1966. It runs until 2036, but either government can opt out in 2016. Meanwhile, there’s the non-trivial matter of supplying, improving, and operating the island’s military infrastructure. This article offers a look into those contracts, over a slice of time from FY 2007-2011… Contracts (FY 2007 – 2011) DG flight line(click to view full) Unless otherwise specified, The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Pacific in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, issues all contracts. Unless otherwise noted, contracts are issued to DG21, LLC, a Delaware-registered firm formed specifically to bid for Diego Garcia’s Base Operations Support (BOS) contract. […]

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