KBRwyle helps US Navy expand battlespace with new $69m deal
KBR’s government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a USD 69.3 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide engineering and technical services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).
Under the contract awarded by NAWCAD, KBRwyle will be responsible for the engineering, installation and maintenance of the Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) MK III Datalink.
As explained, the US Navy uses this datalink to transmit command and control, radar, and acoustic information between H-60 Seahawk helicopters and surface ships. This data is said to provide naval forces an expanded, real-time picture of the battlespace.
KBRwyle will provide full life cycle support to this multi-mission datalink system, including systems integration, test and evaluation, in-service engineering, logistics, repair and validation, training, lab maintenance, and technical management.
KBRwyle will also assist NAWCAD in upgrading the LAMPS-equipped fleet with the high-speed Ku-band link, which will allow for faster data transfer. This contract provides NAWCAD with installation support for the next several years.
“KBRwyle will continue to assist the Navy in sharpening its picture of the battlespace through this new contract,” Byron Bright, KBRwyle President, said.
KBRwyle will primarily perform this work in St. Inigoes, Maryland and various other shore and ship locations. The period of performance for this single-award contract is 60 months.