Kratos Awarded $950 M Multiple-Award, IDIQ Contract for USAF ABMS

Provides opportunity for Kratos to work with United States Air Force on drone and space technologies

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a $950,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This contract is part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.

Kratos offers solutions ranging from affordable, high performance tactical jet drone systems to affordable space communication systems, subsystems and Space Domain Awareness (SDA) solutions. Kratos’ extensive portfolio includes high performance target drones such as the BQM-167A and BQM-177A to exercise weapon, radar and other systems; and tactical UAS, such as the XQ-58A Valkyrie for strike/ISR and force multiplication missions. In communications, secure, resilient, interoperable capabilities from Kratos that connect and protect tactical platforms are well established, as are dynamic satellite ground solutions. This includes SDA capabilities enabled by Kratos’ own global RF sensor network.   

Eric DeMarco, President and CEO of Kratos Defense, said, “Innovative capabilities that focus on agnostic, modular, value focused solutions are key to Kratos’ success. Our technology will support the Air Force and Space Force with critical interoperability solutions that the DoD needs to engage with peer and near-peer adversaries – connecting weapons, sensors and decision makers, through common interfaces that can disseminate data to the tactical edge. This is a crucial foundation for enabling multi-domain command and control. We look forward to supporting the ABMS program for the USAF.”

Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Date: Sep 25, 2020