KBR Secures $140M in Task Orders to Support Engineering, Rapid Prototyping Efforts for Navy; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright, 2020 Wash100 Award
Byron Bright – 2020 Wash100 Award Winner

KBR has secured two recompete, cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders totaling $140 million to support engineering and rapid prototyping efforts for the U.S. Navy, the company reported on Monday.

The U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency awarded KBR the task orders under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s multiple-award contract.

“These awards underscore KBR’s ability and commitment to provide the most cutting-edge solutions to advance manned and unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Navy. Together, we are delivering enhanced warfighting capabilities for the fleet,” said Byron Bright, KBR president, Government Solutions U.S. and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

KBR was awarded a $76.4 million task order to provide engineering, logistics and reliability analysis to the Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265). Under the five-year, $76.4 million task order, KBR will work with PMA-265 to increase aircraft platform and systems reliability and availability, and reduce total ownership cost.

The company will also extend the service life of the F/A-18C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. Work will be performed primarily at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Maryland. KBR has partnered with PMA-265 for more than 40 years to sustain and develop its aircraft.

In addition, KBR was awarded a $63.6 million task order to promote innovation and reduce the time required to deliver new capabilities to fleet users for NAVAIR’s Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office (PMA-266).

KBR will focus on the rapid prototyping of new technologies for unmanned aviation platforms and systems to test the emerging technologies in representative and realistic environments. The company will work with PMA-266 to integrate new technologies into existing platforms.

The company will also mature designs into producible and sustainable products and procure limited quantities sufficient for research and development associated with initial deployment. Under the task order, KBR will support cybersecurity requirements and initial training.

KBR will also support the technical publication development and the testing and troubleshooting of tools, equipment, and processes. KBR will primarily carry out this work at NAS Patuxent River over the next five years.

KBR has supported more than 35 Navy, Army and Air Force programs. With the task orders, KBR will continue to advance innovation by combining engineering, technical and scientific expertise with full life cycle capabilities, mission knowledge and future-focused technologies.

About KBR, Inc.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses: Government Solutions, Technology Solutions, Energy Solutions.

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