KBR’s global government services business KBRwyle has secured a $69.3m contract for the delivery of engineering and technical services to the US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).
Under the terms of the new indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company will be responsible for providing the engineering, installation and maintenance services for the NAWCAD’s Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) MK III datalink.
The US Navy uses the MK III datalink to transmit command and control, radar, and acoustic data between the surface vessels and the H-60 Seahawk helicopters.
This information provides the naval forces with an expanded, real-time picture of the battlespace.
As part of the project, KBRwyle will deliver full lifecycle support to the multimission datalink system, including systems integration, test and evaluation, in-service engineering, logistics, repair and validation, training, lab maintenance, and technical management.
The company will also enable the NAWCAD to integrate the LAMPS-equipped fleet with the high-speed Ku-band link for faster data transfer.
KBRwyle president Byron Bright said: “KBRwyle will continue to assist the Navy in sharpening its picture of the battlespace through this new contract.
“We have supported LAMPS since 1982 and will continue to play a role in its evolution through our innovative and dependable engineering and technical expertise.”
With the period of performance expected to continue for five years, the work on the single-award contract will be primarily carried out in St. Inigoes, Maryland, and other shore and ship locations.