MH-60R Kratos aircrew training systems for US Navy
Kratos Defense & Security awarded $35M contract for four MH-60R Naval Aircrew Training Systems (NATS) and four MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer (AVET) devices to the US Navy
Kratos, January 28, 2014 - SAN DIEGO - Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received a single contract award valued at over $35 million to deliver four MH-60R Naval Aircrew Training Systems (NATS) and four MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer (AVET) devices for NAVAIR.
The period of performance under this new contract award is five years.
This contract will be executed in partnership with the prime contractor, BSC Partners LLC.
The NATS and AVET training devices provide a blend of virtual and physical environments for training aircrew members of the MH-60 platform. Aircrew members will be trained in crew coordination, gunnery training, sonar, hoist, search and rescue, and vertical replenishment to include external operations.
This award builds on the MEDEVAC Crew Training system contract recently received to develop UH-60 Black Hawk MEDEVAC air crew training systems for the U.S. Army.
Kratos will provide multiple simulated full-fidelity simulators to train Flight Medic students in the operations of all on-board systems.
"We are pleased to continue the advancement of highly critical aircrew training requirements with the latest deployment of these high fidelity, immersive training devices," said Jose Diaz, Senior Vice President of Training Solutions. "As a principle provider of air crew training, Kratos is committed to providing these devices and enhancing the training and survivability of aircrew members for the MH-60 platforms."
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. 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, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,850. 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 National Security related agencies.