Kratos Awarded Contract Valued at up to $133 Million to Provide a Command and
Control System for the United States Air Force
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security
Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutionsprovider,
announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force
for the Command and Control System – Consolidated (CCS-C) Sustainment and
Production Contract (CPASC) for current and future military communication
satellites.$17.5 million was awarded for the first year of the contract, and
if all options are executed over the six-year period the total value of the
contract will be $133 million.
The CPASC contract enables a unified Command and Control (C2) capability for
the 50^th Space Wing's complete family of MILSATCOM satellite programs. By
employing standards-based systems and an open architecture approach, the 50^th
Space Wing efficiently and cost-effectively supports legacy and emerging
satellite platforms and programs.
For the past 10 years, Kratos has managed the CCS-C program, which is
currently configured to support MILSATCOM satellites across four systems: the
Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Milstar, Wideband Global
SATCOM (WGS) and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system.
"As we move forward with the CCS-C program, we will continue to strive to
lower cost and provide quality TT&C for the Air Force Space Command," said
Robert Wright, Sr.Vice President for Federal Solutions, Kratos Technology &
Training Division."We look forward to working in close partnership with the
Air Force to ensure CCS-C's operational readiness to execute the MILSATCOM
"This award demonstrates the trust the USAF has in Kratos' MILSATCOM products
and services," said Phil Carrai, President of the Kratos Technology & Training
Division."CCS-C is imperative to keep our military communications intact, and
Kratos is prepared to tackle any challenges that may arise to ensure the
success of this mission."
AboutKratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized
National Security technology business providing mission critical products,
services and solutions for United States National Security.Kratos' core
capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system
integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos'
areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat
Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite
communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security,
information assurance, and critical infrastructure security.Kratos has
primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately
4,400.The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a
secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location.Kratos' primary end
customers are National Security related agencies.News and information are
available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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