Kratos

By Steve Trimble
About three years before its first scheduled fielding, the U.S. Air Force’s Collaborative Combat Aircraft fleet has a new group of F-16-based testbed aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
A new Royal Air Force strategy lays out plans for the introduction of larger systems after having developed small, swarming platforms.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The integration will allow the Navy to experiment with autonomous capabilities as it continues developing concepts for crewed-uncrewed teaming capabilities.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Brian Everstine
The service will select two companies to begin building CCAs, though with a cost-sharing agreement to bring along a third.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The San Diego-based UAS, propulsion and sensor company decided not to offer a bid for a high-profile UAS program as a prime contractor.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The service, blocked from starting new acquisition programs, used a long-standing autonomy demonstration effort to begin CCA work.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble, Guy Norris
As the first U.S. hypersonic weapons enter service, defense officials are searching for new ideas for high-speed propulsion and to dramatically reduce prices.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Tony Osborne
More details about France’s V-MAX hypersonic glider flight test have emerged.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Steve Trimble
Kratos briefings since 2018 have included references to a secret internal program named Thanatos, but the company had never before shown the concept.
Multi-Mission Aircraft

By Guy Norris
As XB-1 nears flight tests and the final assembly site comes together, Boom is focused on Overture airframe and engine design firm configuration.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
A market survey released by the Air Force calls for higher engine thrust than what candidates for the Collaborative Combat Aircraft have flown so far.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
Kratos' newly acquired 5GAT platform could also be developed to perform a "wide range of other applications," along with new configurations of the XQ-58.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The series of tests by the 40th Flight Test Squadron is being used to inform how the U.S. Air Force tests and applies the synthetic decision-making technology.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Brian Everstine
The linkup between Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and Australia’s Hypersonix Launch Systems is the latest in Hypersonix’s growth into the U.S. market.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The Zeus, a low-cost motor, designed to power Kratos’ Erinyes and Dark Fury hypersonic vehicles, completed a successful ground test in Arkansas.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Steve Trimble
The flight on Jan. 25 at the Eglin Test and Training Complex off the Florida coast builds on four years of experiments by the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Steve Trimble
The Valkyrie, a jet-powered, $4 million class attack uncrewed aircraft system, represents a new product class for the Hivemind autonomy technology.
Aircraft & Propulsion

All three updates came during the San Diego-based company’s first quarter earnings call with market analysts on May 3.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Matthew Fulco
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ revenue increased 18.1% year-on-year to $231.8 million in the first quarter of 2023.
Supply Chain

By Steve Trimble
After spending a decade building up a portfolio of low-cost unmanned aircraft systems aimed at disrupting the low end of the market for autonomy in military aviation, Kratos Defense is now taking aim at the burgeoning market for hypersonic vehicles.
Missile Defense & Weapons