San Diego Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. recently announced a new contract and passed a milestone on a second project.
The company’s RT Logic subsidiary is among 14 companies that will split work for the U.S. Air Force’s TETRAS program. The initials stand for Test and Evaluation Technologies for Ranges, Armaments and Spectrum.
The amount of work to be divided among the 14 companies could total up to $998 million. It is not clear how much of the work will flow to RT Logic.
The Air Force Test Center at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida awarded the contract.
Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) also recently announced it completed phase 1 of a satellite ground control architecture study for the Air Force, and is moving on to phase 2.
With its Enterprise Ground Services (aka EGS) program, the Air Force is looking for robust, resilient and cost-effective ground architecture that will provide better situational awareness. The equipment will also have to work together with its space battle management command and control system.
The current satellite communications command and control system is called CCS-C, short for Command and Control System-Consolidated. Kratos said the EGS study demonstrates a way to transition that current system to the next-generation system.
“One of the biggest drivers behind the development of EGS is an increasingly ominous space threat environment and the speed with which those threats occur,” John Monahan, senior vice president of Kratos Satellite Communications Products and Federal Solutions, said in a prepared statement.