SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division has been awarded a $29 million contract to develop prototype technologies, components and subsystems for the enhancement of existing or new Directed Energy (DE) systems. The effort will extend DE system capabilities of Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Counter Unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS), and/or Counter Intel, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C-ISR) missions for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USA SMDC/ARSTRAT). The specific technologies include beam control, high energy lasers, adaptive optics, power, thermal, sensors, illuminators, joint fires, fire support, and target tracking. These prototype projects are directly relevant to enhancing mission effectiveness of military personnel and the supporting platforms, systems, components, or materials proposed to be acquired or developed by the Army. Work under this contract is anticipated to be performed at Kratos facilities and at government locations in Huntsville, AL.
Dave Carter, President of the Kratos’ Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division, said, "This recent contract award is another important milestone in our commitment to continue providing superior advanced technology engineering support. This aligns with our strategic plan to expand support to the U.S. Army in advancing and developing Directed Energy Technologies. We are very pleased the U.S. Army is allowing us to serve them in this capacity."
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies and commercial enterprises. Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technology for these industries are rapidly brought to market through proven commercial and venture capital backed approaches, including proactive research and a streamlined development process. Kratos specializes in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training and combat systems. For more information go to www.kratosdefense.com.
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