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April 27th, 2016

Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System For Sultanate Of Oman Finds Kratos ISR Completing CDR

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS wholly owned subsidiary, Kratos ISE, has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System (ASRMS).

The Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Sultanate of Oman led the review with support from Kratos ISE personnel. The successful completion of the CDR is significant as it demonstrates that the maturity of the design is appropriate to proceed with full-scale fabrication, assembly, integration and testing.

The GeoMon system being supplied to the TRA will include a new building and several Earth stations covering L-/C-/Ku-/X-/Ka- frequency bands, a mobile vehicle providing analysis capabilities for both earth-to-space and space-to-earth signals and an airborne spectrum analyzing solution.

Kratos ISE offers turnkey ground segment solutions encompassing C2, RF/IF equipment, satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems, equipment and network management and payload management solutions. For 30 years, Kratos has been the leading provider of satellite control systems, supporting hundreds of commercial, government and defense missions on five continents.

Yousuf Al-Balushi, the Vice President for Spectrum Management Affairs for TRA, related that the SRMS will enable the TRA to better manage the satellite spectrum used in the Sultanate and to also provide for improved cooperation with other telecommunications regulatory agencies.

Bruno Dupas, President of Kratos ISE, added,  “Satellite spectrum is a national security asset that can be subject to unauthorized usage, interference and other threats. The GeoMon solution will allow TRA to monitor and geolocate satellite radio frequency transmissions with operations automated for LEO and GEO satellites in all bands.”