Kratos Integral Systems International Selected by ABS to Provide Turnkey Ground Segment Solution For Its Subic Space Center and Teleports
Solution Includes EPOCH IPS™ Product For Command & Control and SAT Monics® for Carrier Monitoring
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 17th, 2012 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), announced today that its Kratos Integral Systems International, Inc. (Kratos ISI) subsidiary has been selected by Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) to provide Command and Control systems for the ABS-2 satellite system program. The solution will include using Kratos ISI’s industry-leading EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) Fleet Management System as well as the Monics carrier monitoring system from SAT Corporation, also a Kratos company.
Kratos ISI will provide the primary and backup satellite Command and Control system to support the ABS-2 satellite with the option to expand the system to support the ABS-1 satellite. ABS-2 is a Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite currently under construction. ABS-1 is an on-orbit Lockheed Martin A2100AX satellite. EPOCH IPS is used to control more than 75% these types of satellites currently in operation across the globe. The system capabilities to be provided include satellite Command & Control, flight dynamics and executable procedures, displays, as well as carrier signal monitoring to support both satellite bus and payload operations.
“We are pleased to be using Kratos’ EPOCH IPS fleet management system and the Monics carrier monitoring system. With the launch of ABS-2 scheduled mid next year and the new additions of the Boeing 702SP satellites being added over the next 2-3 years to our growing satellite fleet, it is crucial for us to implement a robust command and control system that could help us manage the operations for our expanding business,” said Scott Sprague, Chief Operating Officer of Asia Broadcast Satellite. “The EPOCH solution allows us to operate satellites from different manufacturers on a single centralized platform and optimize the operational efficiency, flexibility and reliability of our satellites.”
“We look forward to providing ABS with a state-of-the-art ground system that will exceed their expectations and will scale smoothly with their needs as their global business continues to grow,” said James Kramer, Senior Vice President of Kratos ISI. “The combination of our unique value-proposition and the trusted relationship we have earned by delivering on our commitments to ABS over the years has been validated by this award.”