13/01/2021

Kratos Gets $13M Task Order for Cost Optimized Turbojet Engine for Attritable UAVs

Kratos Gets $13M Task Order for Cost Optimized Turbojet Engine for Attritable UAVs – link

Source: UAS Vision

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  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced that Kratos’ Turbine Technologies Division (KTT) has been awarded a $12.7 million task order under its Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission (ATTAM) ID/IQ contract
  • The program will be managed by the Turbine Engine Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQT)
  • The award follows the successful ground testing of an affordable turbojet designed for use in future low-cost cruise missiles and attritable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • The design and test of the 200lb thrust-class turbojet engine was completed in under 18 months, demonstrating Kratos’ ability to meet the needs of today’s warfighter
  • Testing included characterization of the engine from ignition to overspeed conditions, characterization of engine performance including thrust, fuel efficiency and electrical power output, and engine durability
  • The objective of the awarded task order is to complete the engine development for flight testing and to demonstrate the targeted life low-cost engine architecture
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