KBR announced today it has been awarded an $81 million contract by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide aircrew services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).
Under this contract, KBR’s certified and qualified aircrew will support the mission essential test and evaluation of all manned and unmanned air vehicles for Naval Test Wing Atlantic and Pacific squadrons. Aircrew will include: test pilots, weapons systems operators, flight engineers, aerial photographers, flight technicians, loadmasters, instructors, unmanned air vehicle operators and other specialists.
KBR will primarily perform this work at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, as well as NAS Point Mugu and NAS China Lake in California. This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for five years with an option to extend six months.
The company won the previous aircrew services contract in 2013 and has supported its predecessor contracts for almost 40 years.
“KBR will continue to play an integral role in the Navy’s developmental flight and ground test programs through this contract,” said Byron Bright, President, KBR Government Solutions U.S. “Our flight test operations, systems engineering and integration, and acquisition expertise are vital waypoints in helping the Navy successfully test and evaluate future aircraft and weapons systems for the fleet.”
KBR has one of the world’s largest independent flight test organizations. Its flight operations team has more than 40 years of flight test support experience gained through partnerships with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, NASA, NOAA, and other government and commercial customers.