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United States : Kratos Advanced Short Range Ballistic Missile Target Supports Successful Test of the Advanced Missile Defense Radar.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Kratos' Space & Missile Defense Systems (SMDS) successfully supported the U.S. Navy as they completed the third test of the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) against a live ballistic missile target. The successful test was conducted on September 7, 2017 against an advanced Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) target, developed by Kratos and its Government and industry partners.

The Kratos SRBM target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii before it was acquired and tracked by the AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR. The AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR is slated to begin service on the U.S. Navy's next generation Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG-51 Flight III) currently under development. The next generation radar promises to deliver improved range, accuracy and reliability over the SPY-1D(V) radar currently deployed on the US Navy's Arleigh Burke class destroyers.

The two stage separating SRBM target features selectable options for advanced scenario presentations. Kratos provided payload hardware including mechanical support structures, stabilizing fins, electrical event initiation systems, and staging and separation systems. In addition, Kratos personnel participated in mission planning, payload assembly, testing, target vehicle build-up and launch operations in support of the successful mission. Kratos is an industry leader in the rapid design, development, demonstration and fielding of technologically advanced and affordable systems. Kratos is a leading provider of products, solutions, and services supporting ballistic missile defense, hypersonics, Aegis, AMDR, sounding rocket, high powered energy, directed energy, laser programs and other national security and scientific programs.

Mr. David Carter, President of Kratos' Space & Missile Defense Systems, stated, "We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our government and industry team, and we're pleased to play a role in preparing AMDR for the fleet. Kratos looks forward to future opportunities to provide the most capable and affordable target solutions available to support the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency."

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Date:Sep 22, 2017
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