Kratos Awarded Multimillion Dollar Subcontract for Bandwidth Efficient Common Data Link (BE-CDL) Test Sets
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) BE-CDL Radios Are Critical to U.S. Military's ISR Platform Interoperability
SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its subsidiary, RT Logic, was awarded a contract from the prime contractor for two BE-CDL test sets to support CDL interoperability testing. The test sets will ultimately be used to ensure that Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable and support mission needs.
CDL is a family of data links that provides full duplex, jam resistant, point-to-point digital microwave communications designed to achieve data link interoperability and enable seamless communications among multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) collection systems operated by the armed services and government agencies. Development of BE-CDL-supported radios that are small and light enough to fit on small UAS platforms is crucial to enabling interoperability across ISR platforms. Uniform interoperability testing is a critical step in that development.
According to John Monahan, President of RT Logic, "The BE-CDL test set award was due, in part, to RT Logic's solid reputation within the CDL community as waveform implementation experts, having consistently demonstrated interoperability in its CDL
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense's Third Offset Strategy. Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies' national security. Kratos is the industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is a provider of high performance unmanned combat
aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification. Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,900. Substantially all 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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