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Kratos Completes Phase 1 of US Air Force Ground Services Study

By | February 2, 2018
      Airmen at work at one of the U.S. Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System sites. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

      Airmen at work at one of the U.S. Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System sites. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

      Kratos Defense & Security Solutions successfully completed Phase 1 of an Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) study contract that demonstrates a path forward to transition the Command and Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C), the milsatcom Satellite C2 system, into the EGS.

      EGS is an enabler for the Air Force’s Space Enterprise Vision (SEV), designed to support a resilient space architecture that can respond to threats and protect space-based assets. According to the U.S. Air Force, EGS will result in ground architecture that is more robust, provides for enhanced Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and will integrate with the Air Force’s Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control system (BMC2) now being developed. Two other SEV components focus on a new, more resilient space architecture and a more responsive satellite launch capability.

      Late in 2016, the U.S. government initiated the EGS study with Kratos on the CCS-C Production and Sustainment contract.  This study is a 27-month effort consisting of four phases. Kratos recently concluded Phase 1 with a successful demonstration witnessed by more than 40gGovernment personnel and evaluators and has now transitioned to execute Phase 2. The four-phased study is scheduled to conclude in December.

      Kratos products used in the Phase 1 study include Epoch Integrated Product Suite (IPS) for telemetry and command, and Webic, Kratos’ web-based user interface product.

      In addition to EGS, Kratos is developing ground architecture enhancements in support of Department of Defense (DOD) initiatives, including the Wideband Communications Architecture Study (WCAS) contract that will help define resilient architecture for wideband communications as part of the DOD’s Analysis of Alternatives (AOA) study.

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