KBRwyle to Provide U.S. Navy with Exclusive High-G Flight Training
HOUSTON — KBR Inc.’s global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division to provide centrifuge-based training for all U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircrew including the flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, the company said in an Aug. 15 release.
KBRwyle will conduct centrifuge-based flight environment training for approximately 600 students annually from the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, as well as the chief of Naval Air Training, Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, and the chief of Naval Air Forces and U.S. Marine Corps.
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.
This work will be primarily performed at KBRwyle’s office in San Antonio. The period of performance for this single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is five years.
“KBRwyle’s training is critical in preparing aircrew for the extreme G-forces they’ll encounter during flight,” said Byron Bright, president, KBR Government Services U.S. “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.”
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 U.S. Air Force fighter pilots and combat systems officers.