Monday, August 3, 2020

New tactical drone system Kratos Aethon receives initial funding

Recommended

U.S. Marine Corps 4th Tanks Battalion deactivates after 77 years

Dozens of Marines gathered to pay homage with their families and say goodbye to 4th Tanks Battalion as they officially completed their sundown after...

Lockheed Martin awarded $34M contract for Korea’s F-16 life extension

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $34 million modification to contract for the Republic of Korea's F-16 aircraft life...

Boeing will support upgrades to Japan’s F-15J fleet

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has reported that it signed a Direct Commercial Sale agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to support upgrades to Japan’s...

Swiss Army to receive Indago 3 small drones from Lockheed Martin

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has announced that the Swiss Army chooses Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for tactical reconnaissance...

General Dynamics ekes out $625 million profit in the second quarter

General Dynamics, one of the largest U.S. defense contractors, reported its second-quarter results. Net earnings of $625 million on revenue of $9.3 billion. The details...

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc on 11 February has announced that new tactical unmanned aerial system Aethon receives initial funding.

According to a statement released by Kratos, the company has recently received approximately $14 million in unmanned aerial drone system related contract awards, including for its newest class of tactical or intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) unmanned aerial system, Aethon.

Aethon, which was developed by Kratos and which Kratos owns the system design and data rights, is a unique intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) unmanned aerial system (UAS). 


- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

Kratos is a leading provider of high performance unmanned aerial drone systems for threat representative target missions to exercise weapon, radar, and other systems: tactical aerial drone systems for strike, force multiplication, and amplification missions; and now tactical UAS to support ISR missions and other applications. 

Work under these recent contract awards will be performed at secure Kratos manufacturing facilities and customer locations.  Due to competitive, customer related and other considerations, no additional information will be provided related to these recent contract awards.

Eric DeMarco, Kratos’ President and CEO, said, “We believe that Kratos’ ability to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and field technology leading systems to address our customers’ mission critical national security related requirements is a clear competitive differentiator for our Company and to our customers.  We are very excited that one of our newest UAS initiatives and platforms, which is flying today, Aethon, is now under a development contract with an extremely important customer.”

For reference, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies and commercial enterprises.

Kratos specializes in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training and combat systems. 

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

Recommended

U.S. Marine Corps 4th Tanks Battalion deactivates after 77 years

Dozens of Marines gathered to pay homage with their families and say goodbye to 4th Tanks Battalion as they officially completed their sundown after...

Lockheed Martin awarded $34M contract for Korea’s F-16 life extension

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $34 million modification to contract for the Republic of Korea's F-16 aircraft life...

Boeing will support upgrades to Japan’s F-15J fleet

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has reported that it signed a Direct Commercial Sale agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to support upgrades to Japan’s...

Swiss Army to receive Indago 3 small drones from Lockheed Martin

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has announced that the Swiss Army chooses Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for tactical reconnaissance...

General Dynamics ekes out $625 million profit in the second quarter

General Dynamics, one of the largest U.S. defense contractors, reported its second-quarter results. Net earnings of $625 million on revenue of $9.3 billion. The details...

TRENDING NOW

Related News

Swiss Army to receive Indago 3 small drones from Lockheed Martin

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has announced that the Swiss Army chooses Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for tactical reconnaissance...

Aerojet Rocketdyne reports strong results driven by GMLRS and MRBM programs

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings reported results for the three months ended June 30 that surpassed analyst expectations thank to increase in net sales primarily driven...

NATO receives fourth RQ-4D Phoenix remotely piloted aircraft

On Monday, the Headquarters Allied Air Command press release said that the fourth remotely piloted aircraft of NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Force arrived...

British Army upgrades its Foxhound armoured vehicles

The British Army has begun upgrading Foxhound armoured vehicles in the run-up to the deployment of its troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina. "8 Parachute Field...