Kratos to deliver MCATs to USMC
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has been awarded a $54 million contract to provide five Marine Common Aircrew Trainers (MCATs) to the US Marine Corps (USMC), the company announced on 12 September.
The contract was awarded to Kratos under the US Navy Training Systems Contract III, Lot I, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.
MCAT will be used to train aircrew of the UH-1Y Venom, MV-22B Osprey and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. It serves as a single training device that can be reconfigured for each of these platforms.
Personnel use the MCAT to train in a variety of aircrew skills to support mission readiness, including hoist operations, standard and emergency flight procedures, combat scenarios, external lift operations, aerial gunnery and crew coordination in simulated day or night all-weather conditions.
Under this contract, Kratos will deliver the MCATs as well as provide engineering, manufacturing, development and initial support of the trainers, which will be used as part of the USMC's Aviation Training System (ATS).
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