SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for the Command and Control System – Consolidated (CCS-C) Sustainment and Production Contract (CPASC) for current and future military communication satellites. $17.5 million was awarded for the first year of the contract, and if all options are executed over the six-year period the total value of the contract will be $133 million.
The CPASC contract enables a unified Command and Control (C2) capability for the 50th Space Wing's complete family of MILSATCOM satellite programs. By employing standards-based systems and an open architecture approach, the 50th Space Wing efficiently and cost-effectively supports legacy and emerging satellite platforms and programs.
For the past 10 years, Kratos has managed the CCS-C program, which is currently configured to support MILSATCOM satellites across four systems: the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Milstar, Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system.
"As we move forward with the CCS-C program, we will continue to strive to lower cost and provide quality TT&C for the Air Force Space Command," said Robert Wright, Sr. Vice President for Federal Solutions, Kratos Technology & Training Division. "We look forward to working in close partnership with the Air Force to ensure CCS-C's operational readiness to execute the MILSATCOM program mission."
"This award demonstrates the trust the USAF has in Kratos' MILSATCOM products and services," said Phil Carrai, President of the Kratos Technology & Training Division. "CCS-C is imperative to keep our military communications intact, and Kratos is prepared to tackle any challenges that may arise to ensure the success of this mission."
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. 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, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 4,400. 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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