VR, AR and MR Help Modernisation of Growing Fleet
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced on 3 January that it has ben awarded a follow-on task order by the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). Valued at $17 million, it was issued against a Foreign Military Sales sole-source, three-year, single award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide training-related products and services in a variety of disciplines to Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF).
When combined with the value of previous awards, the contract funding to date is $80 million and has a potential value to Kratos of over $99 million, depending on the number of task orders issued and anticipated contract modifications under the FMS agreement.
With this award, Kratos will continue to provide its extensive military-focused training and instructional services for air, ground and sea platforms to support the RSNF’s commitment to the Ministry of Defence’s transformational goals as it modernises its growing naval fleet.
“This award is another example of the rapid and successful international expansion of our training services in support of the US and its allies’ efforts to meet the training challenges of increasingly sophisticated weaponry, tactics and readiness needs. Kratos integrates the latest in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technology with its state-of-the-art simulation systems and instructional design approaches to address a broad spectrum of military training requirements,” explained Vice President of Kratos’ training business, José Diaz, Sr.