HOUSTON, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its Government Solutions Asia-Pacific (GS APAC) business has recently acquired over 15 new defense contracts from Australian company SMA.
The highly strategic SMA contract acquisition covers a range of projects around Australia and adds even more depth and strength to KBR's successful technical training services with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). KBR is now positioned as the leading provider of technical training to the RAN and well prepared to support the RAN's commitment to upgrade its fleet across submarines, offshore patrol vessels and new frigates.
The GS APAC business had double digit organic growth in 2019 and is working toward continuing the momentum with 28 contract wins in Q1 -- a combination of new awards and extensions -- reflecting its strong reputation for trusted service and delivery excellence.
The majority of awards were from the Australian Department of Defence supporting the government's investment in new military capabilities for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). These include major programs, some of which KBR has been engaged with for many years, such as the integrated soldier system support program for the Australian Army, sustainment engineering for the largest ships in the RAN, Mission IT solutions and support across the ADF, and workforce training for the Garrison Estate Management System project. KBR's work as a 'Major Service Provider' to the Department of Defence also accounts for a significant portion of the awards for multiple Defence System Program Offices spanning land, sea, air and joint domains.
"KBR's global Government Solutions business has enjoyed strong revenue performance, especially so in Australia where we have consistently delivered growth with healthy margins," KBR President and CEO Stuart Bradie said. "The addition of SMA adds to our continued success in the region and winning new work and contract extensions further demonstrates our operational strength and mission focus even as we maneuver through these unprecedented and challenging times."
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KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:
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