Engineering and technology company KBR has won a task order to support the US Navy’s all-weather airborne early warning aircraft, E-2.

Awarded by the US Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, the contract falls under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle.

The $69.2m contract will support the airborne manned reconnaissance aircraft systems of 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, the company is responsible for building and incorporating new technology for aircraft intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) systems.

Specifically, it will focus on delivering total life cycle management for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

KBR will also provide support for the E-2C Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound aircraft.

In addition, the company will upgrade legacy technology for the ISR&T systems.

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

“With this win, our advanced R&D, modelling 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 has played a role in several E-2C upgrade projects and programmes, as well as the E-2D’s development and deployment.

The company has been supporting the E-2 programme for the past three decades.

Built by Northrop Grumman, the carrier-based E-2 aircraft is designed to offer early detection of adversary threats and provide a response.