Photo courtesy of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
The Model TDI-J85 engine is an example of the jet engines built by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. Kratos received an initial production order for the engine, which it describes as an affordable, high-performance model.

Photo courtesy of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. The Model TDI-J85 engine is an example of the jet engines built by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. Kratos received an initial production order for the engine, which it describes as an affordable, high-performance model.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced on Nov. 26 that it received an initial production order for a new, affordable, high performance jet engine for an aerial vehicle application. Its customer, which it did not name, is in the national security space. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Steve Fendley President Kratos Unmanned Systems Division

Kratos said it is under contract from several government and other national security related customers for the development of next generation, affordable, high performance turbojet, turbofan and other engine types for unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircraft, cruise missiles, powered munitions, and other related systems. Work under the just announced order will be performed at a secure Kratos manufacturing facility.


 “All of Kratos is incredibly honored to have the confidence of our customer and to have received this initial production award for our affordable, next generation, high performance engines for the new, leading technology aerial system,” said Steve Fendley, president of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division.


Separately, Kratos announced on Nov. 30 that it received initial funding of approximately $4 million on a new, single-award C5ISR program (the initials stand for Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Combat System, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance). The customer was not identified.


The program has a total potential value of approximately $75 million.

 
“The recapitalization of strategic weapon systems to address peer threats to the United States and its allies is driving strong demand for Kratos products and systems, including as related to unmanned aerial systems, satellite communications and missile and radar systems,” said Tom Mills, president of Kratos’C5ISR Division. “We are honored to have received this award from this critical national security related customer.”


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