SAN DIEGO, May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos Unmanned Systems Division (USD), Micro Systems Business Unit will be deploying its unmanned ground system technology in an autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV) program in the United Kingdom in collaboration with Colas and Royal Truck and Equipment, Inc.
The autonomous IPV, equipped with an electro-mechanical system and completely integrated sensor suite, has leader/follower capabilities that allow it to follow a manned lead vehicle, unmanned. This unmanned drone system technology was initially deployed for the United States military, and is now being customized by Royal and USD for the commercial highway industry and applications. Royal Truck and Equipment, Inc. provided America with the first driverless unmanned TMA truck, and is an industry leader in unmanned and autonomous vehicles and trucks.
Jerry Beaman, President of Kratos’ Unmanned Systems Division, said, “We are proud to be working with Royal Truck and Equipment, Inc. in leading the way with innovation and technology to improve the safety of the trucking and transportation industry, and the public.”
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense’s Third Offset Strategy. Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. Kratos is the industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is a provider of high performance unmanned combat aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification. Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,700. 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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