The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded a recompete contract to KBR for aircraft foreign military sales (FMS) programme support.

Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the company will help the US Navy’s F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) with FMS.

The contract is valued at $47m and has a base performance period of one year. It includes four option years.

According to KBR, it will assist the PMA-265 with FMS for key services supporting Hornet aircraft for the allied nations of Kuwait and Finland.

KBR Government Solutions president Byron Bright said: “We are proud to serve the navy as it strengthens its relationship with Finland and Kuwait by supporting their national security initiatives.

“This win highlights the extraordinary value KBR provides to our customers, time and time again.”

As per the terms of the contract, the company’s support will broadly cover programme management, engineering, technical and financial services.

KBR will develop, review and analyse the FMS case documentation and take part in technical reviews.

In addition, it will be involved in planning and analysing flight test programmes, supervise software progress, assist training systems, and the development of financial needs’ estimates.

Work under the contract will be carried out in Patuxent River, Maryland, US.

PMA-265 is responsible for the procurement, delivery and sustainment of the F/A-18C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

KBR also supports other FMS F/A-18 customers, such as Australia and Switzerland.

The F/A-18 is designed to serve as an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. It is mainly used for escort and fleet air defence, force projection, interdiction, and close and deep air support missions.