Amentum-Kupono JV Wins $854M Navy Range Operations Support Contract; John Bozarth Quoted

Amentum-Kupono JV Wins $854M Navy Range Operations Support Contract; John Bozarth Quoted
John Bozarth

Koa Lani, a joint venture between Amentum and Kupono, will perform range and base operations for the U.S. Navy under a potential 10-year, $854 million contract.

“As the leading Air Force and Navy open air and sea range operations and maintenance provider, Amentum is poised and ready to leverage our decades of expertise in support of this essential test and training mission,” said John Bozarth, senior vice president of business development for Amentum’s mission readiness strategic unit.

Under the single-award contract, Koa Lani JV will deliver range and base operations support services at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on the islands of Kauai and Oahu in Hawaii. The joint venture will leverage Amentum’s experience and have access to tools, processes and procedures from its Range Center of Excellence to support the Navy’s set of requirements.

“Amentum is excited to support our 8(a) mentor-protege Kupono as a partner in the Koa Lani JV in support of the U.S. Navy’s critical mission at PMRF,” Bozarth added.

The hybrid contract follows Amentum’s recent work with the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane Division. In December 2020, Amentum secured a five-year, $88 million contract from the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide services in support of the development and sustainment of maritime electro-optic infrared systems.

Jill Bruning

Under the latter contract, Amentum will conduct research, development, test and evaluation activities for NSWC Crane’s EO Technology Division, as well as provide lifecycle services for maritime EO/IR and related technologies through the company’s model-based systems engineering laboratory and collaboration center in Indiana.

“Amentum will provide a world-class team of subject matter experts to address technology gaps and develop capability enhancements for leading-edge Maritime EO/IR technology while simultaneously improving system supportability,” said Jill Bruning, president of Amentum’s intelligence, systems engineering, security, services and solutions strategic business unit

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