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Kratos Joins US Air Force’s TETRAS Contract for $998 Million

By | February 5, 2018
      Eglin Air Force Base southwest of Valparaiso, Florida. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

      Eglin Air Force Base southwest of Valparaiso, Florida. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

      Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced that its subsidiary, Kratos RT Logic, is among 14 organizations awarded a shared ceiling, multiple award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The award, valued at $998 million, is for the Test & Evaluation Technologies for Ranges, Armaments & Spectrum (TETRAS) program.

      The TETRAS program seeks to rapidly develop and apply specialized hardware, software and prototype systems that will be used for the test, training and evaluation of Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), munitions systems, and electronic combat/countermeasures. The Air Force Test Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida is the contracting authority for the program.

      The TETRAS contract will provide an acquisition vehicle for Kratos’ broader array of technology and communications solutions from signal processing and RF management, to cybersecurity products, telemetry signal simulators, range receivers, and RF-over-IP technology, as well as, potentially, Kratos’ portfolio of targets and drones, the company stated.

      “At a time when our adversaries have stepped up their resolve to challenge the U.S. strategic space advantage, it is critical that we deploy a more resilient space architecture. The enhancement of range test and evaluation technologies is one of a number of Department of Defense (DOD) ground initiatives Kratos is actively engaged in, including Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) and the Wideband Communications Architecture Study (WCAS), among others,” said Frank Backes, Kratos vice president of business development.

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