SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos Integral Systems International (Kratos ISI) business unit has been awarded a contract by PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (Telkom) to deliver an integrated system for Telkom's Backup Satellite Control Station. The system will provide simultaneous telemetry, tracking and command for two of Telkom's satellites, along with the capability to expand to support future Telkom satellites.
Telkom selected Kratos ISI's industry-leading EPOCHTM Integrated Product Suite (IPS) Fleet Management System to support Telkom's satellite fleet. EPOCH IPS is a hardware-independent, database-driven, open architecture satellite fleet management system capable of controlling an array of satellites with a minimal number of personnel. Because EPOCH can support multiple satellites simultaneously from a single ground system, it will help maximize Telkom's investment by providing an upgrade path to operate any combination of satellite platforms and ground assets in the future.
Kratos ISI will provide the backup satellite Command and Control system along with the antenna to support the two Telkom satellites, Telkom-1 and Telkom-2. Telkom-1 is a Lockheed Martin A2100 satellite and Telkom-2 is an Orbital STAR-2 satellite. The system will use two existing five meter C-band antennas, and Kratos ISI will add a new nine meter C-band antenna as part of this contract.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Telkom as a new EPOCH IPS customer," said James Kramer, Senior Vice President of Kratos ISI. "Kratos has experience fielding end-to-end ground systems in Indonesia and other Asian markets, and EPOCH IPS has proven capabilities in operating satellites of the same design as the two Telkom satellites."
"TELKOM is very pleased to be working with Kratos ISI. This is good momentum for Telkom to use open system technology for all operational TELKOM satellites," said Irwan Mahry GM Satellite of Telkom.
For 30 years, Kratos ISI has been a leading provider of satellite ground systems supporting approximately 300 satellite missions. Kratos ISI offers turnkey ground segments solutions encompassing Command & Control, RF/IF equipment, satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems, equipment and network management and payload management solutions. The company's EPOCH IPS, an all-in-one Fleet Management system, is the industry's most widely used Command & Control solution, with successful installations in five continents. Commercial clients include AsiaSat, Asia Broadcast Satellite, Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), Chunghwa Telecom, EchoStar, Hellas Sat, Indovision, Intelsat, KT Corporation, PT Telkom, SatMex, SES, SingTel/Optus, SKY Perfect JSAT, Thaicom, and Telesat. Government clients include the National Space Organization (NSPO) of Taiwan, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) of México, NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For more information, visit www.Kratos-ISI.com.
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (Telkom) is the largest Information and Communication (InfoCom) Company and full service and network provider in Indonesia. Telkom and its affiliated companies offer a broad range of network and telecommunication services, including domestic and international basic telecommunication services, using cable, fixed wireless (CDMA) and Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) as well as interconnection services used among other license operators (OLO). Besides telecommunication services, Telkom also operates Multimedia businesses such as content and applications, completing our business portfolio called Telecommunication, Information, Media, Edutainment and Services (TIMES). The Company's shares are traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and publicly offered without listing in (POWL) in Japan.
For more information, please visit Telkom's website at www.telkom-indonesia.com.
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 infr astructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,900. 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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