Microelectronics Research Support for U.S. Air Force

KBR will provide multi-disciplined research, development and support for the AFRL’s Trusted Electronics Branch; enhancing state-of-the-art technologies, leading edge research, and analyzing microelectronics research By DA Reporter / 12 Jul 2021

KBR’s Government Solutions unit has won a task order from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide research, development, and testing support for AFRL’s Trusted Electronics Branch (RYDT) for state-of-the-art microelectronics technology in a contract worth $194.3 million.

“We’re excited and proud to expand our research collaboration with AFRL,” said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and Chief Executive Officer. 

“KBR’s expertise in cutting-edge research will assist AFRL in assuring the integrity of microelectronics, which is vital to America’s security.”

Under the Security and Trustworthy Foundations for Electronics Resurgence (STryFER) task order, KBR will provide multidisciplined research and support for the development of design best practices and methodologies for trusted systems in the digital and analog realm. 

The company will also develop unique and science-driven counterfeit detection schemes through microelectronic device characterization methodology, and advanced fabrication and packaging schemes for trusted microelectronics. 

The Air Force Installation Contracting Center, 774 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron has awarded KBR the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Information Analysis Center’s (IAC) Multiple Award Contract, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity vehicle for complex, integrated professional projects. 

KBR will carry out its duties at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other locations over the next five years. 

The company has supported AFRL/RYDT and predecessor organizations since 2012,  enhancing technologies, leading edge research, and analyzing microelectronics research. 

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