Arab Dubai Firm Feeds U.S. Military in Afghanistan
Anham, based in Dubai, will be supplying all of the food to US military personnel in Afghanistan after a billing dispute with Supreme, based in Netherlands. The contract is worth $10 billion. Feeding an army away from has never been easy and it is always costly, to wit:
- To feed 100,000 troops costs $150 million a month
- Each week, 23 million pounds of food, water and produce is delivered
- In Afghanistan, the Dubai firm will have to deliver to 250 locations
- Dubai will need at least 34 helicopters and winged aircraft to deliver with
- Dubai will have to have 14 747 jet flights per week to deliver fruit and vegetables
Since 2005, the U.S. has spent $7 billion on food logistics and delivery under Supreme. Auditors found that the US had overpaid Supreme by $750 million and started to reduce payments. The Dubai firm, Anham, can do it, but it will cost much more.