Kratos receives avionics training contract
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has received a $9.4 million contract to provide support for helicopter avionics training systems to an undisclosed international customer, the company announced on 23 June.
Kratos will provide on-site and post-delivery support for the training systems, including two Kratos-developed Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainers (MBRATs).
The training systems covered in the contract provide high fidelity simulation-based hands-on, full-task and virtual training for helicopter avionics systems. The MBRAT is a reconfigurable system designed to provide training for avionics maintenance procedures and remove-and-install training for multiple rotorcraft platforms.
Jose Diaz, senior vice president of Kratos Training Solutions, said: ‘Kratos has been a leading provider of helicopter maintenance training systems to the US Department of Defense for many years, and this award extends our global growth in supplying training solutions to our allied forces.’
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