Kratos Awarded $19 Million Sole-Source Contract for Commercial Satcom Bandwidth Tracking and Utilization Assessment (Image Credit: SNN)
Services help guarantee the authorities is efficiently utilizing bandwidth that is leased
The foundation year of the contract is valued at $3,061,221; when four option years are exercised, the value will be $19 million.
Kratos will offer continuous monitoring services of commercial satellites leased by the U.S. Space Force (USSF). Especially, Kratos will offer 24×7 near-real-time performance monitoring data and bandwidth usage assessment Radio Frequency (RF) monitoring services. RF data is the spectrum used by space systems to communicate with their ground systems. Kratos monitors the strength and characteristics of the sign, not the content. Monitoring and usage assessment and reporting agencies are required across all satellites which are leased by the USSF.
Frank Backes, Senior Vice President of Kratos Federal Space Group, said,”The data collected from Kratos’ global sensor network will allow the U.S. Space Force to understand their usage of commercial satellite communications and inform future acquisition plans.”
Kratos’ network is made of international RF monitoring websites, hosting steerable and repaired sensors and antennas in L, S, C, X, and Ku bands. Kratos’ 24/7/365 Network Operations Center (NOC) is your central hub for monitoring and incorporating raw RF data from its global sensor network. Advanced technologies developed by and exclusive to Kratos have been incorporated into all levels of the cutting-edge infrastructure, from custom algorithms utilized in the sensor network, to industry-leading industrial software used in the NOC for data monitoring, correlation and geolocation, to specially-developed analytics that give the actual meaning behind the raw data. The RF bandwidth monitoring services are part of a portfolio of RF services offered to government and commercial clients.
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) grows and fields transformative, affordable engineering, platforms and systems for United States National Security connected clients, allies and industrial businesses. The way breakthrough technologies is changing for these businesses are quickly brought to market through venture capital backed approaches and commercial, including streamlined development processes and research. Kratos specializes in microwave electronics, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training, combat systems and second generation unmanned jet and turbo fan motor development. For more information go to http://www.KratosDefense.com.
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