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KBR Receives $40M Contracts from Air Force Space Command; Byron Bright Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSC) has awarded KBR two contract modifications worth nearly $40 million to upgrade remote tracking stations in the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), KBR announced on Wednesday.

The U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSC) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded these firm fixed price modifications under the existing Hybrid Remote Tracking Station (RTS) Block Change (RBC) Contract. KBR was awarded the RBC Hybrid contract back in Feb. 2013.

This work includes replacing existing Automated Remote Tracking Station (ARTS) systems with new RBC systems and integrating these RBC systems with existing antennas and associated subsystems. KBR will ensure the successful integration and testing of the overall system, which will ultimately enhance AFSCN operations.

“These awards highlight KBR’s continued organic growth in important military space markets,” said Byron Bright, President, KBR Government Solutions U.S. “They are a testament to our reputation for delivering quality, dependable and innovative mission-critical services to the government.”

AFSCN is a global system that provides command, control, and communications for space vehicles and satellites. It supports telemetry, tracking, and command for U.S. defense space vehicles as well as selected space programs run by NASA and foreign allies.

“KBR is proud to be a leader in advancing air, space, and missile defense systems for the U.S. military and to partner with the U.S. military to bolster our national security posture,” Bright continued.

About KBR 

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors.

The company employs over 37,500 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses: Government Solutions, Technology Solutions and Energy Solutions.