KBR wins Army Chinook support contract

Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilots fly near Jalalabad, Afghanistan in 2017. The pilots are assigned to the 7th Infantry Division’s Task Force, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade. The unit is preparing to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support. Army photo by Capt. Brian Harris

Defense contractor KBR Inc. has been awarded a $49 million recompete contract to support the U.S. Army’s Chinook helicopter. Work on the contract will be performed primarily in Huntsville.

KBR will be providing system acquisition support and reliability improvements for the aircraft. The goal is to increase availability and reliability while reducing life cycle costs for the CH-47, which is the service’s only heavy-lift helicopter supporting combat and other critical operations.

Earlier this year, KBR won a $41 million contract to enhance airborne intelligence operations for fixed-wing aircraft.

“These wins are a product of KBR’s decades of expertise in systems engineering and innovative warfighter solutions for manned and unmanned aircraft,” said Byron Bright, KBR president, government solutions. “We take great pride in aiding the U.S. military with our mission-critical services.”

One of America’s largest defense contractors, KBR is currently supporting more than 25 Navy, Army and Air Force aviation platforms, the company said in announcing the new contract.

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