Kratos' SAT Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Satellite Interference Monitoring and Geolocation System Enhancements
SAN DIEGO, Feb 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Monics(R) and satID(R) Products Combine to Create the Most Comprehensive RF Interference Detection and Geolocation Solution in the Industry
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its SAT Corporation (SAT) subsidiary has received a multi-million dollar order from SES S.A. (SES) to upgrade hardware for five satID(R) geolocation systems currently in use around the world. satID is SAT's industry leading RF interference geolocation product that provides an accurate, fast, all-in-one solution for locating and identifying sources of interference due to equipment failure, operator error, intentional jamming, or unauthorized users.
In addition to the system upgrades, SAT will provide software maintenance, software upgrades and technical support for both satID and SAT's Monics(R) over the next five years. Monics is SAT's enterprise networked carrier monitoring system used by the largest satellite operators and telecommunications providers in the world. Monics combines hardware and software components to provide monitoring for satellite uplink and downlink performance to enable operators to provide the best signal possible.
With the new upgrades, SAT will significantly expand SES's geolocation capacity. These new upgrades will also support additional frequency bands for the host systems to increase capability by adding geolocation for signals from L, S, X and Ka band frequencies.
"SES is pleased to extend the support contract with SAT for Monics and satID systems," said Chris Grogan, SES SVP Customer Service Delivery. "The upgrades and support services that SAT will provide will allow SES to enhance its monitoring and geolocation systems for continued provision of advanced Quality of Service monitoring and operational support to SES customers."
"With the growth of traffic over L, S, X and Ka band frequencies, RF interference is increasing for all satellite operators," said Dan Ojennes, satID Product Manager. "RF interference is cutting into performance and service levels and can lead to interruptions, failure to deliver content, and even long-term outages that can cause service providers to lose revenue. satID and Monics will provide SES with the ability to reduce these risks on all frequency bands and minimize the impact of interference to its customers."
"This award from SES is gratifying and represents Kratos' continued expansion in securing and assuring commercial satellite communications," said Phil Carrai, President of Kratos Technology & Training Solutions. "Within our core focus on providing specialized products and solutions for mission critical security applications, approximately 35 percent of Kratos' business for 2013 originates from sources other than U.S. Federal Government or DoD programs, including solutions used by SES and more than 75 percent of the world's commercial satellite owners. Our successful relationship with SES has been longstanding and we look forward to its continuing."
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business 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, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 4,400. 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. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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