Aug 24, 2022
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Defense & Rocket Support Services division supported the successful intercept test of a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target by a Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IA during the Pacific Dragon 22 exercise. Kratos along with Government and industry partners integrated and launched the SRBM target known as an Aegis Readiness Assessment Vehicle Type B (ARAV B) that was successfully intercepted by USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during the exercise.
The two stage ARAV-B SRBM consists of a complex payload mounted atop Kratos’ proven Oriole rocket motor and a government surplus Terrier Mk-70 rocket motor. The target vehicle, which has been flight-proven on both test and intercept missions for the US Navy and the MDA for over 15 years, executed a nominal trajectory and met all target requirements. In addition, the mission marked the first flight of Kratos’ integrated inertial measurement unit and flight computer suite, which also met all test objectives.
Kratos is a leading provider of products, solutions, and services supporting ballistic missile defense for Aegis and AMDR, hypersonic testing, atmospheric science research and technology maturation.
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“In addition to providing reliable, flight-proven ballistic missile target solutions to support the DoD, the Kratos team is keenly focused on key investments which are aimed at reducing the time and cost for DoD programs, including hypersonics, to get to flight test,” said Dave Carter, President for KDRSS. “Team Kratos is grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting our warfighters.”