The U.S. Department of Defense said recently that the Air Force has awarded a $17.5 million contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

The deal is for command and control system consolidated production and sustainment, for current and future military communication satellites.

Kratos’ Technology & Training Solutions unit will perform the work in Colorado Springs, Colo. The deal runs through 2018.

The deal is structured as a fixed price incentive firm and cost plus fixed fee contract.

The contracting entity is the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo.

— SDBJ Staff Report