Kratos Wins USAF Contract for Global Strike Command Aerial Gunnery Training

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it was awarded a Task Order (TO) from KBR Wyle for an additional year of UH-1N Aerial Gunnery Simulation Training for the U.S. Air Force at the Kratos Aircrew Training Center (KATC) in Orlando, Florida.

Kratos has been conducting Aerial Gunnery Training (AGT) for Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Special Mission Aviators since 2017.

Kratos’ Aircrew Training Center’s full-mission simulators provide a cost-effective solution by minimizing lifecycle expenses associated with simulator ownership while maintaining training quality. AFGSC aircrew members are led by experienced Kratos instructors and train using the latest technologies and simulation systems to ensure mission readiness.

In addition to aerial gunnery training the KATC provides advanced rotary-wing and search and rescue training.

The original IDIQ contract was awarded last year by KBR Wyle. This is the second TO issued under that contract. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information is being provided relative to this competitive contract award.

As Jose Diaz, Senior Vice President, Kratos Training Solutions explains: “Virtual reality is a proven training alternative to live training. High-fidelity simulation systems can cost millions of dollars to own and sustain. When budget or time constraints prevent acquisition of such systems, the Kratos Aircrew Training Center can provide aircrew members with crew coordination, rescue hoist, and cargo sling operations, as well as AGT training, equivalent to what they would have received on their own simulator or aircraft while maximizing training budgets and increasing readiness.”

To meet the challenge of increasingly sophisticated weaponry, tactics and readiness demands, Kratos utilizes cutting edge technologies to develop synthetic training environments (STE) that deliver world class maintenance and operational training solutions that reduce costs, speed development and deliver high-fidelity performance. Kratos’ warfighter training solutions employ an extensive array of training products and services for air, ground and naval platforms. Integrating the latest in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technology with its state of the art simulation systems and instructional design capabilities, Kratos’ blended training systems address a broad spectrum of training disciplines.

Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Date: Oct 8, 2018