The US Army has awarded a five-year task order to global government services business KBRwyle to provide technical and engineering services for the Patriot missile system.
Valued at $133m, the new time-and-materials task order has been awarded by the army’s Lower Tier Project Office.
Under the deal, KBRwyle will be required to provide engineering and technical analysis support for the long-range missile system, along with the additional systems.
The company will also be responsible for providing support for all engineering upgrades, modifications, technical enhancements, reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) improvements, and training development for the US and its allies.
KBR Government Services US President Byron Bright said: “KBRwyle has provided uninterrupted systems engineering support to the Patriot missile system for almost four decades.
“We are honoured to carry on our work with the army to continuously enhance the Patriot’s performance to protect US forces and allies against evolving threats.”
With an extension option of six months, the order has been placed under the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) contract.
Work on the project will be mainly carried out in Huntsville, Alabama, US. The company secured a seat on the EXPRESS contract in October 2014.
Said to be the ‘most mature weapon system of the ballistic missile defence system (BMDS)’, the Patriot solution has been developed to offer air and missile defence protection from lower tier threats for ground combat forces and high-value assets.
The missile system helps counter short and medium-range tactical ballistic missiles, air-breathing threats, such as fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned systems, such as cruise missiles and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).