Kratos has confirmed it has recently completed a number of flight tests using drone systems for national security related customers.
The firm, which is a leader in US national security solutions, said it had completed a series of approximately 20 flights, including many intercept flights, which used Kratos high performance, jet powered unmanned aerial target drone systems.
Based in San Diego, California, the company delivers high performance unmanned aerial drone systems for tactical and force multiplication missions and requirements.
It also provides threat simulation and emulation target drone requirements to exercise and test weapon systems for the United States and its allies.
Steve Fendley, president of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, said: “With the increased global threat environment of peer and near peer adversaries to the United States and its allies, we are seeing increased interest above the already high demand for Kratos high performance target drone systems, utilised for the test, evaluation, and exercise of radars, missiles, and other systems to protect against the ever-evolving threats.
He added: “These recent successful missions, which included multiple intercepts and corresponding intentional kills of Kratos target drones, are expected to lead to a significant new future customer requirement for Kratos as well as an increase in deliveries to an existing customer.”
Kratos is hoping the recent multi-day exercises can lead to potential significant future deliveries of Kratos high performance target drones for a new customer set.
The recent exercises were performed at various secure undisclosed locations.