Multimillion-Dollar Satellite Deal Tops Kratos AnnouncementsTuesday, March 19, 2013
The middle of March brought a flurry of announcements from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., which reported new products and contracts in the days leading up to the Satellite 2013 convention in Washington, D.C.
The Kratos announcements included:
• A multimillion-dollar order for its SAT Corp. subsidiary from an unidentified company. SAT Corp. will provide the customer, billed as a large satellite operator, with satellite interference detection and quality of service monitoring. The customer will use SAT Corp.’s Monics hardware and software.
• A deal from Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. for Kratos’ Integral Systems International business unit. The Kratos unit will provide its Epoch-brand command and control systems for the AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 satellite programs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the new deal, AsiaSat will be managing seven satellites with Epoch systems.
• The introduction of a new version of its satID satellite radio frequency interference geolocation product. The product from Kratos subsidiary SAT Corp. includes a map-driven user interface.
• The debut of satID GeoSim, billed as the industry’s first satellite interference geolocation simulator. It is a product of Kratos’ RT Logic unit.
Shares of Kratos trade on the Nasdaq as KTOS.
— SDBJ Staff Report