New Partnership for UAS Operational and Maintenance Services

The Kratos-RPS Defense team will support Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and their corresponding technologies during the systems’ transition from prototype and demonstration to real-world military operations By DA Staff / 19 Nov 2021
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Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS), a unit of the Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, has exclusively partnered with RPS Defense (RPS) to provide a range of operational and maintenance services to support Kratos Tactical UAS and the corresponding technologies during the transition of these systems from prototype and demonstration to real-world military operations.

“We are excited to support and team with Kratos as they demonstrate and field transformational combat capabilities,” said Blake Stovall, CEO of RPS Defense.

“We have a trusted partnership with Kratos’ leadership and share the same commitment to delivering performance and value to our customers. The disruptive technologies that Kratos brings to the fight, coupled with RPS Defense’s operational expertise and diverse service offerings, go hand-in-hand to deliver the next generation of combat capabilities to our customers.”

Steve Fendley, President of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, said, “Part of our recipe for success at Kratos is key and effective partnerships. As a mid-tier prime, we complement our areas of expertise with that of our best-in-class partners to be able to offer best-in-class systems and services, always with affordability as a threshold criteria. RPS is an industry leader in tactical UAS operations and maintenance across the globe and the range of mission types—especially challenging operational scenarios. Our partnership enables Kratos to optimize its systems and operations for the ultimate purpose: to support and protect the warfighter.”

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