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Kratos receives Sounding Rocket Program-4 contract award



A Kratos Terrier Terrier Oriole sounding rocket lifts off on March 3, 2021 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia
A Kratos Terrier Terrier Oriole sounding rocket lifts off on March 3, 2021 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced that its Kratos Space & Missile Defense Systems Inc., business unit has received a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price contract with a combined maximum ceiling of $877 million with a nine-year ordering period for Sounding Rocket Program-4.


This contract provides suborbital launch services and launch support services necessary to accomplish the Rocket Systems Launch Program’s suborbital mission. The primary locations of performance of the work will be at the contractor facilities and a variety of government launch sites, depending on mission requirements, and is expected to be completed by November 15, 2029. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and three offers were received. Space Systems Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

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