12-Jul-2011 Source: Kratos
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.Â (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced that it has received a new order for its Black Hawk Avionics Trainer (BHAT-M) to support the training of maintenance personnel for theÂ UH-60M U.S. Army Aviation Logistics SchoolÂ in Ft. Eustis, VA.
The BHAT-M is a full fidelity trainer that provides a true-to-life environment for training and evaluating utility helicopter service personnel in fault isolation and maintenance of the UH-60M avionics and associated subsystems. The BHAT-M supports all the critical tasks necessary to train MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) 15N10/30 Avionics Mechanics. Typical 15N training tasks include trouble shooting, isolation of faults and restoration of functionality.
The UH-60M is the current version of theÂ U.S. Army’sÂ trusted Black Hawk utility helicopter platform.Â KratosÂ designed and manufactured and will integrate, test and install the BHAT utilizing its extensive, in-depth knowledge of this and other military aircraft systems. The UH-60M will be in production for theÂ U.S. ArmyÂ through FY2017 with a life cycle expectancy beyond 2025.Â KratosÂ is poised and ready to continue to provide life cycle training systems support to our Warfighter on this mission critical platform.
Phil Carrai, President of the Kratos Technology and Training Division, stated, “We are very pleased to continue to assist theÂ U.S. ArmyÂ to ensure the readiness, reliability and operational effectiveness of the UH-60M. As the leading manufacturer for maintenance training systems for the Black Hawk platform over the last 10 years,Â KratosÂ is an established partner for high performance training systems.”
KratosÂ has supplied numerous training solutions to theÂ U.S. ArmyÂ and other military services with a specific expertise in maintenance training solutions for C5ISR and key Warfighter platforms such as the CH-47F Chinook, AH-64 Apache, M1A2 Abrams and M147 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
Also announced were contracts withÂ Army Aviation and Missile CommandÂ (AMCOM) commands to supply sustainment products and services to existingÂ KratosÂ built training devices.Â The total of all of the awards is approximatelyÂ $6.2 millionÂ including the new BHAT-M trainer.
About Kratos Training Solutions
KratosÂ is a technology and lifecycleÂ training solutionsÂ developer, specializing in assuring the readiness, reliability and operational effectiveness of Warfigher and C5ISR systems. We help organizations and teams optimize performance by improving training outcomes while reducing training time and costs.Â KratosÂ can define, develop and deliver the optimal blend of media, from Computer-Based Training and game-based simulations to full-fidelity training devices, employing advanced workforce competency and instructional design capabilities so that organizations can meet and exceed mission performance goals.
AboutÂ Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.Â (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities.Â Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs.Â Kratos’Â areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment.Â Â KratosÂ has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 3,900, the majority of which hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher.Â The vast majority ofÂ Kratos’Â work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location.Â Â Kratos’Â primary end customers are United States Federal Government agencies, including theÂ Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies.Â News and information are available atÂ www.KratosDefense.com.