Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract modification to continue support for the US Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space).
Under the agreement, the company will provide expanded satellite RF monitoring, interference detection, geolocation, and mitigation services to the JFCC Space.
Kratos will also protect the commercially-leased bandwidth for US Central Command (CENTCOM) as well as US Pacific Command (PACOM) using its sensors.
Kratos Technology and Training Solutions Division President Phil Carrai said: "As military communications increasingly rely on commercial payloads, newer, lower cost methods of providing resiliency to interference are fostering the convergence of US Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial protected communications applications.
The company will collaborate with JFCC Space’s Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) and Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) to decipher interventions in DoD missions.
JFCC Space supports national and combatant commander objectives, implementing effective space operations for missions worldwide.
It also protects the commercial satellite bandwidth leased by the US DoD, supporting a wide range of critical mission needs including reconnaissance, surveillance, and broadband communications.
Krato subsidiary SAT Corporation vice-president and general manager Greg Caicedo said: "Kratos utilises several of its products to deliver these services to JFCC Space, including Monics, the industry’s leading carrier monitoring system, satID, the most accurate geolocation solution; and Compass Monitoring & Control (M&C) that monitors the health and performance of all devices supporting the services.
"The end-to-end services are supported by Kratos’ 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, manned by expert RF analysts."