Naval Warfare

KBR Awarded US Navy Contract to Support E-2/C-2 Aircraft for NSWC Crane and NAVAIR

US Navy Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aircrafts

KBR announced it has been awarded a $69.2 million task order to deliver total life cycle management of critical airborne manned reconnaissance aircraft systems for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NSWC Crane) and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) E-2/C-2 Airborne Command and Control Program Office (PMA 231). Under the task order, KBR will modify and upgrade legacy technology, while developing and integrating new technology, for aircraft intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) systems. The E-2 is the foremost carrier-born aircraft capable of providing early detection of enemy threats and enemy response to carrier operations conducted in accordance with America’s declared defense strategy The work will focus primarily on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, with additional support for the E-2C Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound aircraft.

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

US Navy Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aircrafts
US Navy Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aircrafts. (Photo by U.S. Navy)

KBR was awarded the contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. DoD IAC MAC task orders are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron with the goal of enhancing the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) repository and the research and development (R&D) and science and technology (S&T) community. For more than 30 years, KBR has supported the E-2 program through multiple E-2C upgrade projects and programs and the development and fielding of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye platform. The DoD IAC, sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users. Established in 1946, the IAC program serves the DoD S&T and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DoD and broader S&T community.

KBR, Inc. (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) is a U.S. based company operating in fields of science, technology and engineering. KBR works in various markets including aerospace, defense, industrial and intelligence. After Halliburton acquired Dresser Industries, KBR was created in 1998 when M.W. Kellogg merged with Halliburton’s construction subsidiary, Brown & Root, to form Kellogg Brown & Root. In 2006, the company separated from Halliburton and completed an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

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