Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with BSC Partners, LLC (BSC) to produce aircrew training products and advanced aircrew training technology through mutual company commitments in product development and internal research and development.
Aircrew training is instrumental for completing successful aircraft missions when multiple crew members must work together on a common process. Aircrew duties during flights can include operations and maintenance of airborne equipment, performing tactical duties as flight engineers or as loadmasters or operating crew-served weapons. Kratos is a leader in advanced simulation and training technology solutions, including past aircrew development products such as the Medevac Crew Training System and Hoist Operations Training System for the H60 aircraft platform.
„We are excited about joining forces with BSC to develop advanced aircrew training solutions,” said Jose Diaz, Senior Vice President for Kratos Training Solutions. „We have had a long working relationship with BSC, and this partnership provides a foundation for developing and producing the most technologically advanced products to support the Warfighter.”
„We are very pleased to be partnered with Kratos. This partnership combines the state of the art production facility of Kratos with BSC’s 20 years of experience in helicopter aircrew training systems, enabling our team to offer customers a comprehensive, high quality solution for their aircrew training requirements,” said Greg Stanton, Chief Operating Officer at BSC Partners.
„With the tempo of military operations declining in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. armed forces will be putting more and more emphasis on homeland training and training systems,” commented Phil Carrai, President ofKratos' Technology & Training Division. „That, combined with ongoing budget challenges, means that deployed systems will be upgraded and their life cycle extended. This creates an environment of opportunity for Kratos as we work together with our partners to deliver cost effective solutions for aircrews and similar training needs.”