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U.S. group KBR wins EROS contract for Landsat observation

Luxembourg, 2 December 2020. – The Texas-based engineering and technology group KBR works for the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and won a $300 million recompete contract for scientific, engineering and technical services, KBR announced.

KBR will partner with USGS to analyze and assess changes to the Earth’s landscape, the company said. It will perform satellite systems engineering, software development, cybersecurity, data storage, program management, network engineering, satellite data acquisition, and scientific research and application development for remote sensing data, it said.

EROS operates the Landsat satellite program and maintains the largest civilian collection of images of the Earth’s land surface in existence, according to KBR. This data serve in agriculture, emergency response, intelligence, regional planning, education and research.

KBR employs 28,000 people in 40 countries and serves customers in different sectors and more than 80 countries.

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