Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. of San Diego, CA announced on March 15 that its Unmanned Systems Division (USD) recently received an initial $1.6 million single award contract related to a new, in development, High Performance Jet Powered Unmanned Aerial Drone System.
Under the contract for this new UAS, USD will be providing system engineering, avionics, data links and ground systems. Kratos is a leading provider of high performance jet powered unmanned aerial drone systems, vehicles and aircraft for tactical operations and weapon systems exercise. Work under this contract award will be performed in a secure Kratos manufacturing facility. Due to customer related and other considerations, no additional information will be provided related to this contract award.
Steve Fendley, president of Kratos’ Unmanned Systems Division, said, “We are excited to have received the contract award for this new unmanned aerial drone system program. USD is the leader in the design, development, demonstration and production of low cost high performance jet unmanned aircraft systems. We believe that our experience in the development of this class of high performance system was a key factor in Kratos receiving this initial award, with future options expected to be received in 2018.”