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Kratos Receives $424 Million Contract for US Air Force Rocket Sounding Program

By | December 13, 2018
UE Terrier-Black Brant sounding rocket launching from White Sands Missile Range, NM. Photo: NASA

UE Terrier-Black Brant sounding rocket launching from White Sands Missile Range, NM. Photo: NASA

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions revealed that its winning team, led by Space Vector,  received an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the U.S. Air Force’s Sounding Rocket Program-4 (SRP-4). The seven-year contract has a total potential value of up to $424 million, which is available to Kratos/Space Vector and one other awardee.

The Space Vector and Kratos team will provide system engineering, vehicle design, manufacturing, integration, and launch support services for sub-orbital rocket vehicles supporting prototype weapon systems development and missile defense system target tests. Kratos, through its Defense and Rocket Support Services Division (KDRSS) is a provider of products, solutions, and services supporting ballistic missile defense, hypersonics, Aegis, AMDR, sounding rockets, directed energy and other national security and scientific programs.

“The Kratos team brings a highly knowledgeable team with extensive experience delivering advanced rocket solutions to support emerging experimental and national security mission requirements for NASA and the Department of Defense (DOD),” said KDRSS President Dave Carter. “Kratos is extremely excited to work with the Space Vector team to deliver affordable and reliable suborbital vehicle solutions for advanced targets and future hypersonic test programs.”