Kratos Defense receives $12.6M single award prime contract from DIUx
Kratos Defense announced that it has been awarded a $12.6M ncontract with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, in coordination with STRATCOM and the Strategic Capabilities Office, to explore the use of high speed drones in either fully autonomous or semi-autonomous roles to support fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft. To enable this concept development, the U.S. Department of Defense needs to rapidly integrate and test both DoD and commercial capabilities onto a high-speed drone test bed. Under this effort, the DIUx has contracted with Kratos for the integration of certain sensors into the UTAP-22, flight services, and for Kratos UTAP-22 to demonstrate in a large, complex exercise. As part of this effort, Kratos has partnered with a non-traditional defense contractor and will examine new, innovative Unmanned Aerial Systems operator interface concepts for controlling multiple high performance unmanned aerial vehicles.