U.S. Air Force Awards Kratos $15.69 Million CCS-C Contract Extension for Military Satellite Command & Control
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded its Integral Systems subsidiary a $15.69 million extension to its Command and Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C) contract. Under the terms of the contract extension Integral Systems will continue to provide the USAF and SMC with its EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) to simplify operations by consolidating satellite
ground systems. The award extends CCS-C system sustainment, hardware maintenance, software maintenance, and operations support through calendar year 2012.
"This is a testament to the exceptional sustainment support delivered by Integral Systems to integrate the command and control systems of the USAF's mission critical MILSATCOM assets," said Larry Lind, CCS-C Senior Program Manager for Kratos Integral Systems. "We are proud to be working in close partnership with the USAF to ensure CCS-C's operational readiness to execute the MILSATCOM program mission."
The CCS-C contract, first awarded in 2002, enables a unified Command and Control (C2) capability for the 50th Space Wing's complete family of MILSATCOM satellite programs. By employing standards-based systems and an open architecture approach, the 50th Space Wing efficiently and cost-effectively supports legacy, new and emerging satellite platforms and programs. CCS-C is currently configured to support MILSATCOM satellites across four systems: the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Milstar, Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and the AEHF system. CCS-C consists of high-specification, commercially-available computer servers and workstations running commercially-available Telemetry, Tracking & Command (TT&C) software packages on a local area network-based client/server architecture. CCS-C products are operational at the Air Education and Training Command,
533rd Training Squadron at Vandenberg AFB, the 14th Air Force, 50th Space Wing and the 3rd and 4th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever AFB.
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. 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, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 4,000, many of whom hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher. 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 United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com
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