Kratos wins US$19m contract to supply target drones


Aerospace and defense company Kratos has won a US$19 million deal to supply 21 high-performance jet target drones and spares.

The San Diego, California, headquartered-company is the sole source for the contract and part of the deal covers development engineering to “enable key specific mission capability for that customer” said Kratos.

Steve Fendley, president of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division said, “To prepare for a forecasted growth in demand, Kratos Unmanned has invested in and expanded our production facilities over the past 12-18 months, allowing us to begin immediately fulfilling new orders even in these uncertain times.

“We are proud to continue supporting our defense customers as critical infrastructure within the defense industrial base. Upholding the nation’s security by helping our customers meet their critical needs while also protecting the safety and health of our employees is our top priority and will continue to be as we meet the increasing demand for our high-performance UAS.”

Kratos Unmanned Systems Division supplies unmanned aerial drone and target systems used in the testing of weapons, radar, and other systems. Its main supplier is the US military.

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