KBR has won a contract from the US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the provision of aircrew services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).

The contract requires KBR to support the test and evaluation of all manned and unmanned air vehicles for Naval Test Wing Atlantic and Pacific squadrons.

The company will engage aircrew, including test pilots, flight engineers, weapons systems operators, flight technicians, aerial photographers, and loadmasters, to deliver the contract.

Aircrew will also include instructors and unmanned air vehicle operators.

KBR Government Solutions US president Byron Bright said: “KBR will continue to play an integral role in the navy’s developmental flight and ground test programmes through this contract.

“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.”

The company will perform the work at different locations including Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, as well as NAS Point Mugu and NAS China Lake in California.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year base and an option to extend the ordering period by six months.

KBR was awarded the previous aircrew services contract in 2013.

The company has been providing lifecycle support to naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems.

Its experts provide research, development, and test and evaluation services for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), lighter-than-air vehicles, and rotary/fixed-wing aircraft.

In July this year, the firm secured a task order to provide logistics information technology services NAVAIR’s Logistics and Maintenance Information Systems and Technology Division.

The $49.5m task order was awarded under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC).