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Kratos, Corvid receive sub-orbital flight vehicle contract

11th March 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ Space & Missile Defense Systems, teamed with Corvid Technologies, has received a contract to deliver short and medium range sub-orbital flight vehicles to the US Navy, Kratos announced on 6 March.

Under the $223 million, five-year contract, the team will provide system engineering, vehicle design, manufacturing, integration and launch support services for sub-orbital flight vehicles to be used as Ballistic Missile Defense System test targets, and for development and test of prototype weapon systems.

Dave Carter, president for Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services Division, said: ‘Our highly knowledgeable industry team is prepared to leverage its extensive experience from the Aegis Readiness Assessment Vehicles programme to provide sub-orbital rocket systems to meet the requirements of our long time navy customer.

‘Kratos is focused on providing responsive, affordable and reliable sub-orbital vehicle solutions to meet emerging advanced target and hypersonic system needs.’

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