Kratos Receives $35 Million U.S. Air Force Contract for Subscale Aerial Target Spares

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded its Unmanned Systems Division a $35 million firm-fixed-price contract for Air Force Subscale Aerial Target peculiar spares.

This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $185,606; and fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $35,255 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Work under this contract award will be performed at the Kratos Unmanned Systems Division facilities in Sacramento, California, and is expected to be complete by March 30, 2024.

Steve Fendley, President of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, said, “This welcomed announcement accompanies a week of successful meetings with our Air Force partners at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference. Kratos looks forward to continuing to support the U.S. Air Force on this important contract and other current and future opportunities.”

The BQM-167A Air Force Subscale Aerial Target (AFSAT) is the only subscale aerial target platform operated by the U.S. Air Force. The primary role of the BQM-167A is to provide U.S. Air Force aviators with the world’s most realistic and comprehensive end-to-end weapons-release training.

The versatile design of the BQM-167A supports various mission requirements by accepting a wide array of internal and external payloads including scoring (vector and scalar), Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF), passive and active radar augmentation, electronic countermeasures, infrared (IR) augmentation (plume pods), and internally stored chaff and flares.



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