SOURCE: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

December 08, 2014 07:00 ET

Kratos to Upgrade Es'hailSat's Capacity Management Center for the Es'hail-2 Satellite

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos Integral Systems Europe (Kratos ISE) subsidiary has been awarded a contract to extend the existing Capacity Management Center (CMC) of Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, to accommodate the Es'hail-2 satellite, scheduled to launch in late 2016.

Having deployed the existing CMC for Es'hailSat in 2013, Kratos ISE will expand that system with a monitoring site at the new Es'hailSat teleport, provide the teleport with four new, Kratos-designed earth stations covering the Ku-band and Ka-band mission of the Es'hail-2 satellite, and extend the existing frequency planning system. 

Complementing the earth stations Kratos ISE will deploy two of its flagship products: Monics® from SAT Corporation, a Kratos subsidiary, is the industry's leading carrier management solution, increasing operational efficiency with real time situational awareness for downlinks and uplinks; and Compass® Monitoring & Control (M&C) that improves network resiliency by identifying and resolving equipment issues quickly. Kratos will also provide the CMC with data mining capability to leverage advanced Big Data technology to better manage service levels and optimize satellite operations.

Kratos ISE and Es'hailSat have worked closely together since 2012. "The Kratos team and solutions have proven to be very effective to support our business on Es'hail-1," said Zoubair Kachri, Chief Technical Officer for Es'hailSat. "We look forward to continuing the relationship as we prepare for the launch of Es'hail-2 and our development of Es'hail-3."

"We value our relationship with Es'hailSat, which was recently awarded 'Satellite Operator of the Year' at the 2014 Arab Satellite Broadcasting Union and BroadcastPro Middle East Awards event in Dubai, and are proud to have been selected for this major CMC upgrade," said Bruno Dupas, President of Kratos ISE.

Kratos ISE offers turnkey ground segment solutions encompassing C2, RF/IF equipment, satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems, equipment and network management and payload management solutions. For 30 years, Kratos has been the leading provider of satellite control systems, supporting hundreds of commercial, government and defense missions on five continents. For more information, visit

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,600. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at

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