KBR to Boost Reliability and Availability of Army's CH-47 Chinook Helicopters with $49M Task Order

KBR will provide system acquisition support and reliability improvements for Army's only heavy-lift cargo helicopter and other Army aircraft

KBR (NYSE: KBR) won a $49 million recompete to provide system acquisition support and reliability improvements on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopter and other select aircraft for the Cargo Helicopter Project Management Office (PMO) within the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation.

KBR received this cost-plus-fixed-fee task order via the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract vehicle. This DoD IAC MAC task order was awarded by the U.S. Air Force's 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) repository and the research and development (R&D) and science and technology (S&T) communities. KBR has supported the mission of the DoD research and development community through various predecessor DoD IAC contracts since 2005.

KBR will provide research, development, testing, studies, analysis and recommendations to the Army project offices and their international partners. This work will increase availability, improve reliability and reduce life cycle support costs for the service's CH-47.

The CH-47 is the service's only heavy-lift cargo helicopter supporting combat and other critical operations. KBR will execute this contract over the next five years primarily in Huntsville, Alabama.

Earlier this year, KBR won another award to deliver high-end technical services to PEO Aviation. The company secured a $41 million recompete to develop recommendations to enhance airborne intelligence operations for the Fixed Wing Project Office.

Under this task order, KBR works with the Army to collect intelligence as well as plan, coordinate and execute missions. KBR also helps optimize the use of special electronic mission aircraft, transport aircraft, and Future Vertical Lift systems—a family of vertical lift systems that will deliver next generation capabilities.

Both opportunities allow KBR to assist the Army in meeting current and future technology needs.

"These wins are a product of KBR's decades of expertise in systems engineering and innovative warfighter solutions for manned and unmanned aircraft," said Byron Bright, KBR President, Government Solutions. "We take great pride in aiding the U.S. military with our mission-critical services."

KBR currently supports more than 25 Navy, Army and Air Force aviation platforms and continues to drive innovation by combining engineering, technical and scientific expertise with full life cycle capabilities, mission knowledge and future-focused technologies. KBR is engineering solutions for the needs of today and tomorrow, safely and efficiently.

Source: KBR
Date: Dec 16, 2020