KBR to Modernize US Navy’s Airborne Early-Warning Fleet

The US Air Force has awarded engineering firm KBR a $69.2 million contract to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and Naval Air Systems Command all-weather airborne early-warning fleet.

Work for the program will focus on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, E-2C Hawkeye, and C-2A Greyhound aircraft.

Under the agreement, KBR will develop and integrate new intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting (ISR&T) capabilities for the fleet.

Legacy Platforms

The company will also upgrade the legacy platforms on the aircraft to maintain their operability “in accordance with America’s declared defense strategy.”

“KBR is proud to support NSWC Crane and NAVAIR with this new contract,” KBR US Government Solutions President Byron Bright said.

“With this win, our advanced R&D, modeling and simulation, and logistics and engineering experts will support the development of the next generation of advanced ISR&T systems for the Navy, while ensuring the sustainment of legacy systems until they reach sundown.”

KBR in Other Military Aircraft Projects

Earlier this year, KBR and the US Air Force signed a $156.7 million contract to support the technical assessments and upgrade of the US Army’s UH-60V Black Hawk fleet.

The company has also supported the UK Royal Air force in testing next-generation “environmentally friendly alternatives” that can potentially replace diesel-powered military aircraft.

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