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January 21st, 2020

Kratos Defense & Security to Work on U.S. Army Advanced Comms Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) will participate in a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for U.S. Army advanced communication systems.

The new Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems II (GTACS II) contract vehicle will allow multiple companies to compete for as much as $5.1 billion over a ten year period to support the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) and Project Manager Tactical Network (PM Tactical Network).

The Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems (GTACS) II contract is being designed to help the Army deliver a single, cohesive and interoperable tactical network. Photo is courtesy of the U.S. Army, photo by Amy Walker, PEO C3T Public Affairs.

The GTACS II contract will provide an acquisition vehicle for Kratos’ broad array of communications technology, including satellite solutions for signal processing to advanced cybersecurity products, command and control, virtual communications, SATCOM and tactical protected communications. Kratos has assembled an elite sub-contractor team, including both large and small companies to address GTACS II mission requirements.

Members of the sub-contracting team were chosen based on specific strengths that complement Kratos capabilities to provide innovative, flexible, open-architecture tactical communications solutions. The team includes TMC Design Corporation, Navigator Development Group Inc., Modern Technology Solutions, Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. and Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation.

The Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems(GTACS) II is a 10 year, $6 billion multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the rapid acquisition of a wide range of tactical C3T, hardware, software, engineering services, logistics support services, test and system related support. Photo is courtesy of the U.S. Army, Amy Walker, PEO C3T Public Affairs.

The U.S. Army seeks to rapidly develop technology to support networked battle command solutions. GTACS II will support the funding and is expected to run through January 5, 2030 with a five-year base period and a five-year option period. This contract vehicle may be used by other agencies and organizations in support of their missions.

Frank Backes, SVP, Kratos Space, said the company has a unique combination of terrestrial, airborne, and space communication capabilities. When integrated with strengths in system engineering, hardware manufacturing, software development, training and field support, they form an innovative, responsive, and best value supplier for GTACS II customers. Efforts Kratos has put together with its partners will help the Army achieve its goal of accelerating the adoption of communication technologies supporting multiple domains.