Kratos wins $29M directed energy systems contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. of San Diego, CA announced on November 21 that the Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division has been awarded a $29 million contract to develop prototype technologies, components and subsystems for the enhancement of existing or new Directed Energy (DE) systems. 

The effort will extend DE system capabilities of Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Counter Unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS), and/or Counter Intel, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C-ISR) missions for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USA SMDC/ARSTRAT).  The specific technologies include beam control, high energy lasers, adaptive optics, power, thermal, sensors, illuminators, joint fires, fire support, and target tracking.  These prototype projects are directly relevant to enhancing mission effectiveness of military personnel and the supporting platforms, systems, components, or materials proposed to be acquired or developed by the Army.  Work under this contract is anticipated to be performed at Kratos facilities and at government locations in Huntsville, AL.

Dave Carter, president of the Kratos’ Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division, said, “This recent contract award is another important milestone in our commitment to continue providing superior advanced technology engineering support.  This aligns with our strategic plan to expand support to the U.S. Army in advancing and developing Directed Energy Technologies. We are very pleased the U.S. Army is allowing us to serve them in this capacity.”

Source: Kratos