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UK MOD contracts KBR to deliver small UASs for testing

02 Mar 2021 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2021 17:00)

KBR has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to deliver nano unmanned air systems (UAS) in support of ‘technological experimentations’.

UK MOD contracts KBR to deliver small UASs for testing
KBR provides global expertise in the fields of autonomous and unmanned systems, ranging from space rovers to underwater platforms. Credit: Dominic Wunderlich / Pixabay.

KBR has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to deliver nano unmanned air systems (UAS) in support of ‘technological experimentations’.

The British Army and the Future Capability Group (FCG) at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) are investigating how the defence can benefit from UAS technology.

KBR government solutions EMEA business will use its ‘established services integrator approach’ to combine advanced technologies with service delivery, including training, logistics, and other technical support services.

KBR EMEA government solutions president Andrew Barrie said: “This is a fantastic example of UK defence continuing to embrace cutting edge, technically advanced systems to help overcome modern-day challenges.

“KBR’s in-depth sector knowledge and innovative services integration approach combined with Evolve’s world-leading systems will ensure a fit-for-purpose, agile solution that can adapt to ever-changing demands.”

To ensure on-time delivery of MOD personnel in the UK and abroad, KBR team is working with UK-based engineering company and UAS specialist Evolve Dynamics.

Evolve Dynamics CEO Mike Dewhirst said: “We are really excited about the partnership with KBR which allows our agile and innovative approach to be delivered into the UK MOD via the incredible infrastructure, scale and methodology KBR provide.”

KBR provides expertise in the fields of autonomous and unmanned systems, ranging from space rovers to underwater platforms to global customers.

KBR recently won a $539m engineering task order to support rapid prototyping and fielding of systems for the US Air Force’s tactical exploitation of national capabilities (TENCAP) programme.