Five Year Contract Will Provide Training Across USN and USMC
KBRwyle announced on 15 August that it has won a contract from the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to provide centrifuge-based training for all US Navy (USN) and Marine Corps (USMC) aircrew, including the world famous flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels.
KBRwyle will conduct centrifuge-based flight environment training for approximately 600 students annually from the Blue Angels, as well as the Chief of Naval Air Training, Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, and the Chief of Naval Air Forces and USMC. KBRwyle instructors will teach students about the physiological effects of acceleration and countermeasures used in a high-G environment. Students will receive classroom instruction as well as realistic, hands-on training in the company-operated centrifuge that generates acceleration forces equivalent to those experienced during flight.
KBRwyle will provide all personnel, resources, facilities, and maintenance for this training, and will support routine Navy inspections to ensure the safety of its operations. The work will be performed primarily at KBRwyle’s office in San Antonio, Texas. The period of performance for this single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is five years. KBRwyle won the previous contract for this work in 2013, and continues to be the premier provider of high-G flight training to the Navy. It also conducts similar training for US Air Force fighter pilots and combat systems officers.
“KBRwyle’s training is critical in preparing aircrew for the extreme G-forces they’ll encounter during flight,” explained President, KBR Government Services US, Byron Bright. “KBRwyle has been the exclusive provider of centrifuge-based acceleration training for all Navy and Marine Corps aircrew for the past five years, and we are proud to continue this work.”