Maryland Kratos Team Will Support New Hypersonic Missile Program

Kratos  – a leading national security solutions provider – has been selected to assist with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Project Mayhem.”

The $334M contract, awarded by Leidos, was given to Kratos’ Defense and Rocket Support Services Division headquartered in Glen Burnie, Md. The Maryland team will be collaborating with Kratos’ Sacramento-based Unmanned Systems Division  on the project.

Mayhem is the Air Force’s Expendable Hypersonic Multi-Mission ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) and Strike program, otherwise known as the lab’s latest hypersonic weapon system. Kratos will work on this “air-breathing” bomber’s system requirements and conceptual design, the company said in its announcement . Kratos will also contribute its expertise to the System Design Agent (SDA) team, with Leidos and other SDA members, to produce the best possible prototype and hypersonic system design.