U.S. company KBR confirms being awarded contract to build missile defence system facilities at Deveselu

U.S. company Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. (KBR) confirmed it has been awarded a $134 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District to construct the facilities necessary to support Europe's first land-based ballistic missile defence system at Romania's Deveselu Air Base, Business Wire reports.

The Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System will make a substantial contribution to provide protection for NATO European territories, including Romania, the cited source says. This will be the world's first operational Aegis Ashore installation, which is a land-based variant of the U.S. Navy's shipboard Aegis Air and Ballistic Missile Defence System. 

Under this contract, KBR will re-locate a four-story radar deckhouse structure from the East Coast of the United States to Romania. In Romania, KBR will build all of the various facilities and infrastructure required to support the Aegis Ashore weapon system including roads, support buildings, communications, security and utilities. 

The Pentagon announced on July 10 that Kellogg Brown & Root Services was awarded the contract for the development and construction of the missile defence system to be built in Deveselu, which employs the SM-3 interceptor (also referred to as the 'Aegis Ashore System'). 

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets.

Adapted from AGERPRES