Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a $14 million contract to design, develop, and field a Tactical Jet Drone.
The company has not disclosed details of the drone or the buyer for security and other reasons.
Kratos produces various uncrewed aerial vehicles including the Dynetics X-61A Gremlin, XQ-58A Valkyrie, and UTAP-22 Mako, all with autonomous rapid reaction and runway system support for manned/unmanned teaming operations.
Kratos Drones in US Air Force
Kratos is already developing a Valkyrie aircraft for the US Air Force’s Skyborg Program.
The initiative was developed under the Air Force Research Laboratory Low-Cost Attritable Strike Demonstrator Program to build affordable, high-speed tactical drones for specific military applications.
Last July, the air force completed a series of test flights for two production units of the unmanned jet model.