SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Integral Systems Europe (Kratos ISE) business group has been awarded a contract by Federal Network Agency, the spectrum regulator for the Federal Republic of Germany, to provide a satellite carrier monitoring solution and integrate it with Federal Network Agency's existing interference geolocation system. The new solution will allow satellite spectrum interference to be detected, fully characterized and the location of the interfering carrier to be determined.
As part of the contract, Kratos ISE will implement Monics®, the industry's leading carrier monitoring product from Kratos ISE's sister company, SAT Corporation (SAT). Kratos ISE already supports a geolocation solution for Federal Network Agency that is based upon SAT's satID® product. With the addition of Monics, Federal Network Agency will realize the benefits of a fully integrated, end-to-end satellite interference detection and geolocation system critical to effective frequency management and spectrum regulation.
"Radio frequency regulators such as Federal Network Agency require the highest levels of accuracy and operational efficiency in signal interference management in order to fulfill their government mandates," said Bruno Dupas, President of Kratos ISE. "Having delivered many carrier monitoring solutions to government agencies and commercial operators, Kratos ISE will enable best-of-breed solutions implemented in a system design that is optimized for Federal Network Agency unique goals and operations."
"We have been extremely satisfied with satID's geolocation capabilities and look forward to adding Monics to provide complete satellite carrier monitoring in support of our mission. Our previous experience with Kratos ISE made them the ideal choice for this very important extension of our system," said Klaus Mecher, Official in Charge, Federal Network Agency.
Kratos ISE delivers satellite communications and ground systems to customers across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Kratos' portfolio of products and services span the entire range of systems including satellite carrier monitoring, geolocation, antenna/RF systems, monitoring and control, spectrum monitoring, geolocation as a service, frequency planning, DVB monitoring, help desk and more. For more information, visit www.integ-europe.com.
About Federal Network Agency
In Germany the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway is the regulatory authority and therefore the competent body for radio monitoring. The Federal Network Agency Space Radio Monitoring Station at Leeheim is charged through national legislation and by international agreements with monitoring the space radio services. This comprises a variety of tasks such as the localization and elimination of radio interference in satellite communications. The functions of the Leeheim Space Radio Monitoring Station are: an aid for planning and coordination of satellite systems, a tool for satellite positioning and operation, a tool for detection of up- and down-link interferers and an aid for compatibility examination on radio communication systems. For more information, visit www.bundesnetzagentur.de
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. 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), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,850. 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 National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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