Kratos Wins $579M SSC Contract Extension for MilSatCom Ground Segment Support
The U.S. Space Force has awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions an eight-year, $579 million contract extension for military satellite communications support services.
Under the contract awarded by Space Systems Command, Kratos will work on the ground systems used by the Command-and-Control System-Consolidated Sustainment and Resiliency program. Specifically, the company will maintain and develop systems for several satellites and constellations, including the Defense Satellite Communications System III, the Milstar Satellite Communications System, the Extremely High Frequency constellation and the Wideband Global Satellite Communications system.
Work will be performed at several Space Force bases across the United States. Kratos was the only contractor to submit a bid for the C-SAR program, SpaceNews reported.
The contract adds to Kratos’ efforts in July 2022 to build a satcom ground system for the U.S. government. Under a U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command contract, Kratos was tasked to demonstrate a virtual satcom ground system based on its OpenSpace Platform. The system is designed to streamline gateway and remote terminal capabilities for the U.S. government, thereby enabling dynamic and adaptive space operations.
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