Kratos to develop THREAT system
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has received a contract to develop and demonstrate a Tethered High-power-microwave Recorder and Electronic Attack Target (THREAT) system, the company announced on 15 May.
The contract, awarded to Kratos Defense and Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) division, has a $2.2 million base and a total value of $4.9 million including all options.
The THREAT system will be used by the Test Resource Management Center Test and Evaluation Science and Technology and the US Army Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, to evaluate high power microwave (HPM) system capabilities necessary to defeat small UAS.
Small UAS are an emerging battlefield threat capable of carrying surveillance, communication and weapon payloads. These systems are hard to visually detect and their low radar cross section make them difficult to locate with instrumentation.
To improve counter-UAS capabilities the US Department of Defense is evaluating electronic jamming and HPM systems. The Kratos THREAT system will be HPM hardened and used to monitor and record test environment emissions data.
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