Houston-based KBR (NYSE: KBR) has announced the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded it with a USD 41 million contract to provide engineering, technical, operational, test and logistics services for its Surface/Aviation Interoperability Laboratory (SAIL), the company said. SAIL functions as an operational US Navy ship that serves as a critical military test asset. This shore-based lab is equipped with combat systems found on US Navy aircraft carriers, guided missile destroyers and littoral combat ships, and utilizes these systems to test and evaluate aircraft and shipboard systems and the associated interface between them. Under this cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, KBR´s services will support SAIL efforts related to the Navy and other US military branches´ research and development (R&D) programs; systems integration; simulation and stimulation systems development, test planning and conduct; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems interoperability; and technology demonstration programs. KBR will primarily perform this work at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Maryland. This indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract´s period of performance begins in August and runs through July 2024. KBR, Inc. is a leading systems engineering and integration (SE&I) provider to US Naval aviation and US Army aviation. Its domain expertise spans over 40 years during which it has supported more than 35 Navy, Army and Air Force aircraft programs.