KBR has announced the signing of two separate contracts supporting the first MQ-4C Triton aircraft, which will be delivered to Australia this year.
The contracts with Defence will see KBR support Triton’s aeronautical and geospatial requirements, mission planning network development and mission planning.
“These two new contracts are a great reflection of the team’s efforts in supporting MQ-4C Triton during 2023 and our company’s world-leading mission planning and sustainment capabilities," said Nic Maan, Vice President Government Solutions APAC, KBR.
“KBR has for more than a decade developed and grown critical mission planning capabilities supporting the Royal Australian Navy, Army and Air Force.”
The new contracts build on the company’s work last year supporting the fleet of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Australia.
The first of four RPAS platforms plus associated support and mission systems is due to be delivered in the second half of 2024.
The new contracts include surveying airfields, where the data is used to produce mission plans that the MQ-4C Triton Air Vehicle Pilot uses to taxi, take-off, conduct missions and land.
The MQ-4C Triton will provide long-range surveillance across Australia’s maritime approaches and its broader areas of interest, complementing the Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon.