Kratos receives $6.2M contracts to support US Army aviation training

Kratos receives $6.2M contracts to support US Army aviation training

12-Jul-2011 Source: Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (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 the UH-60M U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School 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 the U.S. Army’s trusted Black Hawk utility helicopter platform. Kratos 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 the U.S. Army through FY2017 with a life cycle expectancy beyond 2025. Kratos 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 the U.S. Army 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, Kratos is an established partner for high performance training systems.”

Kratos has supplied numerous training solutions to the U.S. Army 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 with Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) commands to supply sustainment products and services to existing Kratos built training devices. The total of all of the awards is approximately $6.2 million including the new BHAT-M trainer.

About Kratos Training Solutions

Kratos is a technology and lifecycle training solutions 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. Kratos 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.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos’ 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.  Kratos 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. The vast majority of Kratos’ work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location.  Kratos’ primary end customers are United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.

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