National security solutions provider Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded an unmanned ground, sea, and aerial target system contract from the US Army.

The $2m contract was awarded to Kratos unmanned systems division’s (USD) subsidiary Micro Systems.

Micro Systems senior vice-president Kevin Ferguson said: "Micro Systems is excited to have the opportunity to expand the already impressive capabilities of AGATCS and our unmanned vehicle product line.

"We are pleased to continue our long term relationship with the US Army’s Targets Management Office that has spanned 30 years. Lasting relationships such as this are an indication of the quality of our people and products and our focus on our customer’s needs."

"Lasting relationships such as this are an indication of the quality of our people and products and our focus on our customer’s needs."

Under the contract, the company will deliver additional engineering service hours and hardware production for the army ground aerial target control system (AGATCS), target vehicle control equipment, and associated ancillary equipment.

The modifications will further extend the capabilities of the AGATCS, a system designed to provide reliable remote control of unmanned target vehicles.

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The company will help the AGATCS meet army requirements based on weapon system test and evaluation (T&E) target presentations, as well as training exercises.

The AGATCS programme consists of the aerial, ground and seaborne target control system, the aerial avionics package, ground vehicle control module and instrumentation kits, test sets, and simulators / trainers.