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Air Force Taps KBR to Sustain B-52 Stratofortress Bombers

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Air Force Taps KBR to Sustain B-52 Stratofortress Bombers

The Air Force has awarded KBR a $40M recompete task order to provide sustainment engineering for the service's B-52 Stratofortress bomber. KBR will perform its work under the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Bomber Reliability and Sustainment Improvement Program, the company announced Tuesday.

“This recompete win allows KBR to continue to develop solutions to emerging and longstanding parts and obsolescence issues for the B-52 – a mainstay of the Air Force for more than 60 years,” said Byron Bright, KBR's president for government solutions, a Potomac Officers Club member and a 2020 Wash100 winner. 

The Air Force's Installation Contracting Center/KVD awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee task order through the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's multiple-award contract. 

Under the terms of the deal, KBR will help the Air Force keep the B-52 operationally viable, in addition to improving its availability and decreasing its total ownership cost.  

KBR will also perform reliability and obsolescence analyses and develop non-destructive inspection and test techniques, among other mandates. Work will be done over the next five years at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. 

According to KBR, the project will allow it to improve its self-made web application designed to help B-52 engineers analyze and trend aircraft data. The application was built to support weapon system integrity programs. 

“KBR will work with the Air Force to sustain the aircraft for today’s warriors while anticipating the needs of tomorrow,” Bright said. 

KBR is a global provider engineering and technical solutions and professional services for customers in the government services, technology and industrial sectors.  

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