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KBR Awarded NOVASTAR Contract through Xandar Joint Venture for U.S. Air Force

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KBR Awarded NOVASTAR Contract through Xandar Joint Venture for U.S. Air Force


Publish Date:
01 Sep 2022

HOUSTON – (September 1, 2022) – KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that Xandar, LLC, a KBR joint venture, has been awarded a $4.8 billion ceiling multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) Scientific and Technical Information Analytic Capability Support (NOVASTAR).

Under this contract, Xandar LLC will provide NASIC with support for research, development, and sustainment of new and existing hardware, systems and software capabilities enabling scientific and technical intelligence production for the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense and national level intelligence efforts through 2033. Xandar LLC combines KBR, NASIC’s trusted Advanced Technical Exploitation Program prime, with NASK, a small business performer with a history of prime support to NASIC and the Intelligence Community. KBR serves as the mentor in the joint venture, which is designed to enhance the capabilities of protégé firms.

“Xandar’s broad technical capabilities and strong understanding of the customer’s mission make us the right partner to support NASIC in meeting both the known and unforeseen challenges of the future,” said KBR Government Solutions U.S. President Byron Bright. “We bring the highly skilled, analytically agile workforce NASIC needs to achieve its vision for the next decade and to lay the technology foundation necessary to solve global security challenges deep into the 21st century.”

Xandar will provide agile and innovative resource capabilities supporting technical analysis in the intelligence community, turning innovation into intelligence products, and constantly improving productivity in technical analysis product generation.

“Xandar is the natural alignment of NASK and KBR with a demonstrated, seamless ability to work together to advance the NASIC mission. NASIC’s need to counter rapidly evolving threats requires the agility of a small company plus the power and scope of a large company,” said NASK President Peter Zurbach. “Xandar is perfectly constructed to meet NASIC’s requirements moving forward.”

The Xandar team will support NASIC’s mission to discover and characterize air, space, missile, forces and cyber threats to enable full-spectrum, multi-domain operations; drive weapon system acquisition; and inform national defense policy.

About NASK

NASK deploys personnel globally for on-site software development and analytics, supporting satellite, airborne and terrestrial environments. We designed and developed the applications that form the basis for most of the geolocation platforms currently in use in the community.

In addition to our catalog, which includes an assortment of existing SIGINT capabilities and solutions, we embrace agile methodologies to respond to QRCs and rapid prototyping requests based on our customers’ unique needs.

We developed the premiere analytics enablement framework for the Intelligence Community, and continue to provide maintenance, development, outreach, analytic support and training.

About KBR

We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission-critical roles in 34 countries.

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long-term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver. Visit www.kbr.com

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The company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, any subsequent Form 10-Qs and 8-Ks, and other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors that the company has identified that may affect its business, results of operations and financial condition. Except as required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

For further information, please contact:

Investors

Alison Vasquez

Vice President, Investor Relations

713-753-5082

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Media

Philip Ivy Vice President, Global Communications and Marketing

713-753-3800

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