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US Air Force awards Kratos contract extension

MarketWatch: Defense

February 2, 2012
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., a National Security Solutions provider, announced that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded its Integral Systems subsidiary a $15.69M extension to its Command and Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C) contract. Under the terms of the contract, extension Integral Systems will continue to provide the USAF and SMC with its EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) to simplify operations by consolidating satellite ground systems. The award extends CCS-C system sustainment, hardware maintenance, software maintenance and operations support through calendar year 2012.

"This is a testament to the exceptional sustainment support delivered by Integral Systems to integrate the command and control systems of the USAF's mission critical MILSATCOM assets," said Larry Lind, CCS-C Senior Program Manager for Kratos Integral Systems. "We are proud to be working in close partnership with the USAF to ensure CCS-C's operational readiness to execute the MILSATCOM program mission."

The CCS-C contract, first awarded in 2002, enables a unified Command and Control (C2) capability for the 50th Space Wing's complete family of MILSATCOM satellite programs. By employing standards-based systems and an open architecture approach, the 50th Space Wing efficiently and cost-effectively supports legacy, new and emerging satellite platforms and programs. CCS-C is currently configured to support MILSATCOM satellites across four systems, including the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), Milstar, Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and the AEHF system. CCS-C consists of high-specification, commercially-available computer servers and workstations running commercially-available Telemetry, Tracking & Command (TT&C) software packages on a local area network-based client/server architecture. CCS-C products are operational at the Air Education and Training Command, 533rd Training Squadron at Vandenberg AFB, the 14th Air Force, 50th Space Wing and the 3rd and 4th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever AFB.

Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

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