SAN DIEGO, March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos ISI business unit was awarded a contract by SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC) for the design, supply, delivery, installation and test of a TT&C antenna and associated RF system for the JCSAT-16 satellite. The project, which has successfully completed the critical design review phase, is scheduled for completion this summer, well in advance of the JCSAT-16 launch, scheduled for 2016.
SJC, Asia’s largest satellite operator, currently owns 15 satellites. The TT&C award includes a 9m Ku-Band antenna, fully redundant RF equipment and Kratos’ Compass monitoring and control software. The system will be installed at SJC’s Superbird Platform West (SPW) ground station located in Yamaguchi, Japan. The TT&C system, to be provided by the Kratos ISI team of antenna and RF experts based in the UK, will be the primary TT&C earth station for JCSAT-16. It will include a 9m Ku-Band turning head antenna that has a fixed cylindrical tower with a turning gear at the top to provide a continuous +/- 100 azimuth steering range. The system will have a step-track tracking and control system and fully redundant RF system. Kratos’ Compass monitoring and control software will provide the health and status information of the RF equipment to improve system resiliency by identifying and resolving equipment issues quickly.
Under a separate contract, Kratos ISI will also provide its EPOCH IPSTM (Integrated Product Suite) for the JCSAT-16 satellite control system, which will consist of Kratos’ EPOCH® command and control and OASYS® flight dynamics solutions. Both are flagship products of the EPOCH IPS, an all-in-one satellite fleet management system.
“We have provided EPOCH IPS Command and Control systems to SJC for more than 10 years, but this is our first opportunity to provide SJC with a TT&C antenna/RF system,” said James Kramer, Senior Vice President of Kratos ISI, “We appreciate the trust that SJC has shown in our ability to provide the end-to-end ground system solution for the JCSAT-16 satellite.”
“We were able to demonstrate the high technical quality of our previous antenna/RF systems and our record of on-time deliveries, both of which we believe were key factors in SJC’s selection of Kratos ISI for this very important program,” said Andrew Smith, President of the Kratos ISI UK operating unit.
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized Technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services 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 and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, satellite communications, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, hypersonic systems, directed and high power energy systems, electromagnetic railgun, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,900. Substantially all 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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