NASA Awards $608M Base Operations and Spaceport Services Contract to PAE-KBR

NASA has awarded a two-year, Base Operations and Spaceport Services contract to the joint venture PAE-SGT Partners LLC, known as PSP, with a potential value of $608.7 million to provide support services at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, KBR announced on Monday. The contact has three two-year options after the initial two years.

"Our continued exemplary performance at the Johnson Space Center as well as our recent performance at Mississippi's Stennis Space Center and the New Orleans's Michoud Assembly facility provided us with unique, proven capabilities to position us to win this contract," said John Heller, chief executive officer of PAE. "The synergy we have with our high-caliber JV partner and our collective proven past performance and relevant experience ensured PSP as the best overall value."

PSP will provide mission-focused institutional support including: operations, maintenance and engineering of assigned facilities, systems, equipment and utilities; work management and spaceport integration functions, mission support and launch readiness management as well as other services.

"This is an exciting win that significantly expands our relationship with NASA and grows our space franchise," said Stuart Bradie, KBR president and CEO. "It demonstrates the new growth we are experiencing as a direct result of our acquisition of SGT."

SGT was acquired and integrated into KBR's global government services business in April 2018. KBR provides mission-critical space support services to NASA and other customers for more than 60 years. It currently operates at 11 NASA centers and facilities and supports work in the areas of space technology, aeronautics, science, exploration and operations.

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