Kratos to Provide a Command and Control System for USAF
- Contract is Valued at up to $133 M
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for the Command and Control System —Consolidated (CCS-C) Sustainment and Production Contract (CPASC) for current and future military communication satellites. $17.5 million was awarded for the first year of the contract, and if all options are executed over the six-year period the total value of the contract will be $133 million.
The CPASC contract enables a unified Command and Control (C2) capability for the 50th Space Wing's complete family of MILSATCOM satellite programs. By employing standards-based systems and an open architecture approach, the 50th Space Wing efficiently and cost-effectively supports legacy and emerging satellite platforms and programs.
For the past 10 years, Kratos has managed the CCS-C program, which is currently configured to support MILSATCOM satellites across four systems: the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Milstar, Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system.
"As we move forward with the CCS-C program, we will continue to strive to lower cost and provide quality TT&C for the Air Force Space Command," said Robert Wright, Sr. Vice President for Federal Solutions, Kratos Technology & Training Division. "We look forward to working in close partnership with the Air Force to ensure CCS-C's operational readiness to execute the MILSATCOM program mission."
"This award demonstrates the trust the USAF has in Kratos' MILSATCOM products and services," said Phil Carrai, President of the Kratos Technology & Training Division. "CCS-C is imperative to keep our military communications intact, and Kratos is prepared to tackle any challenges that may arise to ensure the success of this mission."
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Source : Kratos
Nov 17 - 18, 2015 - Washington, United States