Alex version, yes.
And yes, the MIC's are upgraded - they have to be since there are 2 MIC's in each city. A Polybian one (that gets demolished by the script each turn and repaired by the AI) and a Marian one.
Unfortunately the script can't really destroy the Polybian MIC's. The huge amount of money needed to repair them each turn seems to be the reason for the sudden death of AI Romani in so many campaigns.