Kratos Tests Unmanned Aircraft and Target Systems, Receives Government Contract



Kratos Defense and Security Solutons, Inc. announced successful test flights out of its Unmanned Systems Division for two models of unmanned aerial systems and target systems platforms.

Multiple high and low altitude missions were flown for government personnel and potential international customers at a government range facility. The company demonstrated deployment of countermeasure systems, tow target systems and the engagement of missile and radar system assets, according to a press release.

“Our entire organization is proud to have successfully participated in and executed these recent test and demonstration flights… of our highest performance unmanned aerial drone and target system platforms,” says Kratos Unmanned Systems President Jerry Beaman.

On 18 Dec Kratos, after its announcement of the successful test flights, the company announced it received a $4.3 million unmanned aerial target system award from a U.S. government contractor. The contract includes logistical support, spares for the unmanned aerial target systems, repair work and other services.

“We recently received a number of important unmanned drone or target system contract awards, including with the U.S. Air Force, representing on of the most important customers and programs for our company,” says Eric DeMarco, president and CEO of Kratos. “Our new Unmanned combat aerial system or unmanned tactical aerial platform remains on track for test and demonstration flights in the second half of 2015.”

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