Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) has opened a new facility in New South Wales, Australia, the San Diego company said in a news release April 6.
The new facility, near Naval Air Station HMAS Albatross, will serve as the center of its emerging Australian Defense (ADF) business.
Kratos is initially focused on unmanned aerial system (UAS) tactical/target and range support system opportunities, per the press release. The new location will allow the company to focus on opportunities identified in the country for each of its five divisions.
“Kratos is committed to supporting the ADF needs with our range of tactical and target UAS primarily designed for the US DoD with direct applicability to the ADF missions and systems,” said Steve Fendley, Kratos’ Unmanned Systems Division president. “With the increased defense focus in Australia, and the low cost vs. performance ratio our UAS provide, we offer true leading technology, capabilities, and performance, all at an affordable cost, directly applicable to the ADF objectives,” he added.
Kratos’ President Eric DeMarco said he was excited to be expanding the company’s international footprint and leveraging the approximate $85 million in investments to develop and field a suite of high performance UAS.