Navy Orders Logistics Support & Engineering for BQM-177A Targets

A BQM-177A subsonic aerial target. Kratos Defense & Security

SAN DIEGO — Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will receive an additional $3.6 million from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the next option of its Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and Engineering Services contract supporting BQM-177A subsonic aerial target system (SSAT) operations, the company said in a Dec. 28 release. 

“Now that we’re beyond the full-rate production acquisition milestone, we’ve entered the operations and sustainment phase of the SSAT lifecycle,” said Steve Fendley, president of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division. “CLS and engineering services are vital to ensuring the continuing adaptation, operations, and maintenance of this agile, realistic, and highly configurable aerial target system designed specifically for the Navy’s challenging threat representation missions. Kratos is proud to be providing this support today and for the future as the number of missions and operational sites increase.” 

The work under this contract will be incrementally funded and conducted primarily in Kratos facilities in both Sacramento and Point Mugu, California. When fully funded, the total contract value after exercise of this option is $7.4 million.