June 24, 2021-
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Kratos Turbine Technologies (KTT) Division has been awarded an $8.6 million task order under its Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission (ATTAM) ID/IQ contract. The program will be managed by the Turbine Engine Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQT). Under the contract KTT will complete the design, build, assemble and test of an affordable turboshaft engine for Group 3 UAVs. The engine design is convertible to produce the electrical power required of advanced hybrid electric aircraft. The award follows the successful completion of multiple programs where KTT completed concept and engine trade studies for Group 3 UAVs with the guided leadership of AFRL/RQT. The objective of the awarded task order is to complete the engine development for flight testing and to demonstrate the high-power-to-weight, high-efficiency, and increased durability of the recuperated engine design. Work will be performed by KTT in Florida.
Stacey Rock, President of Kratos Turbine Technologies Division, said, “The recent award demonstrates KTT’s commitment to developing high-performing and affordable engines for the warfighter. All of Kratos is focused on supporting the United States warfighter and industrial base, including making significant investments in the development and production of next generation engines and supporting STEM opportunities in the USA. We look forward to continuing to support AFRL in the development of transformative and affordable turbine engine technologies.”
Source : Kratos Defense & Security Solutions