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Kratos announces $17.75 million contract

21st November 2016 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced that its subsidiary, Composite Engineering, (CEi), has received a $17.75 million contract award from a new undisclosed international customer.

CEi will provide full BQM-167i unmanned aerial target system operational capability at two sites. The award includes multiple BQM-167i target deliveries, support, command and control equipment, spares and related ancillary equipment to support 30 flights across the customer's two separate sites.

Kratos' unmanned aerial target systems are designed for testing and end-to-end weapons release training for military users. 

The BQM-167i has an operational ceiling of 12,000m and a top speed of .93 Mach giving users the ability to test and train against threat-representative target systems at altitude and speed. The target accepts a wide array of internal and external payloads including towed targets, smoke oil, scoring (vector and scalar), Identification Friend or Foe, passive and active RF augmentation, infrared augmentation (plume pods), chaff, and flares.

Jerry Beaman, president of Kratos' Unmanned Systems Division, said: 'With this exciting award from this important new customer, Kratos Unmanned Systems Division and CEi further expand our international presence in the high performance unmanned aerial target drone system market'.

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