Kratos to Build, Demo Counter-UAS Microwave Tech for Army; Dave Carter Quoted

Jeff Brody

A Kratos Defense & Security Solutions division received a potential $4.9M U.S. Army contract to develop a system for military personnel to assess anti-drone, high-power microwave technology and electronic jamming activity.

Kratos said Wednesday its defense and rocket support services team will produce and test the Tethered High-power-microwave Recorder and Electronic Attack Target platform to facilitate processing of HPM capabilities and monitoring of data from environmental emissions to counter small unmanned aircraft systems.

The contract, which has a $2.2M base value and includes options, will support the Army program executive officer for simulation, training and instrumentation as well as the Department of Defense Test Resource Management Center.

KDRSS President Dave Carter said the scope of contract work aligns with the company’s goals of expanding its directed energy offerings.

The Pentagon is evaluating methods of defeating small UAS that can carry combat payloads and are difficult to detect and defeat through laser-based paltforms and kinetic warheads.

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