Kratos Receives $338M Follow-On Contract to Build More Air Force Aerial Targets

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has secured a potential $338.1 million contract to manufacture additional subscale aerial targets for use in the U.S. Air Force’s weapons-release training exercises.

The sole-source contract is for lots 17 to 21 AFSAT production, logistics and out-of-warranty repair services, the Department of Defense said Friday.

Kratos’ unmanned aerial systems business in Sacramento, California, will perform work under the follow-on award through Dec. 31, 2027.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center initially obligated $30.5 million using fiscal year 2021 procurement funds.

A prior presolicitation notice stated that the branch’s 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group will use the aerial target drones to test and evaluate air-to-air weapon systems as part of the BQM-167 AFSAT Program.

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