Kratos Receives $8.8 Million in National Security Program Related Product Orders From United States Government Agency
Officials in Beijing had criticised Tokyo in recent days over reports that the Japanese military was considering acquiring its own Global Hawks, saying the move could escalate tensions. China is also engaged in a bitter territorial dispute with Japan over the Senkaku Islands, an uninhabited group of outcroppings in the East China Sea that Japan nationalised last year, sparking confrontations between the two countries ships deployed in the area. Besides flying missions over North Korea, the Global Hawks would presumably give the United States and Japan better information about the movements of Chinese ships in the vicinity of Senkaku. The same goes for Chinese ships elsewhere in the region, such as the South China Sea, where China is mired in territorial disputes with the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries. The US military has flown drones over Japan in the past on a temporary basis, including after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but next year will mark the first time it will base them in that country, according to US officials. They said the drones would be deployed on a rotational basis, meaning they could be moved elsewhere, such as Guam, for months at a time. In addition to the Global Hawks, P-8 maritime surveillance patrol aircraft will also start to be deployed in Japan in December, US and Japanese officials announced. It would be the first time the aircraft will be stationed outside the United States. The cutting-edge capabilities of the P-8, which I saw demonstrated last summer, will greatly enhance the allies ability to conduct surveillance, particularly over the open seas, Hagel said at a joint news conference with Kerry, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. US President Barack Obama’s administration has made a point of stressing its ties to the Pacific region and showing up for Asian events as part of its pivot to Asia policy. The joint US Cabinet visit went ahead despite the government shutdown that led President Obama to curtail his own planned trip to Asia next week. Kerry will fill in for Obama for visits to Malaysia and the Philippines. The security measures announced Thursday should give both Japan and the United States greater protection and better intelligence about the activities of North Korea and China, one an adversary and the other a wary partner and sometime competitor. There are different threats and different kinds of threats, Kerry said at the start of the joint session on Thursday. So it is important for us to recognise that this bilateral alliance remains a vital element of our respective national security strategies. In addition to the drones and the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, Japan and the United States announced that a new antiballistic radar station would be built in Kyogamisaki, in southern Japan, and become operational sometime in the next year.
The products and equipment Kratos will be providing under this program will be fabricated and produced in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to specific customer related and other considerations, no additional information will be provided related to this National Security related program and these recent product orders. Tom Mills, President of Kratos’ MS Division, said, “Kratos’ MS Division has unique capabilities in designing, engineering, manufacturing and delivering to our National Security related customers sophisticated products that meet or exceed their specific program related requirements, including in the unmanned aerial system, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other areas. Our entire MS Division team is honored to have received these recent contact awards in support of this Government Agency’s National Security related requirements.” About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. ( KTOS ) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos’ areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,900. The vast majority of Kratos’ work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos’ primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com . Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty, including risks related to product failure, general economic conditions and cutbacks in spending. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Balinusa Windutama, is an Indonesiaas imported tuna product widely distributed in the United States. Strategic Partnership In the meantime, the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif C. Sutardjo, stated that the visit of John Kerry to the port shows that the Indonesian captive fishing is compatible with the importing country’s standard. Furthermore, John Kerry’s visit was also to directly go through the Indonesian fishing chain processing. “He has also come to ensure the compatibility of the Indonesian fishing industry, as well as to ensure the Tuna supply certainty to the United States’ market,” explained the Ministry. Sharif continued, the invitation of John Kerry to the port aims to strengthen the strategic partnership in the marine and fishery sectors between both countries. The relationship between both countries increasingly shows a positive indication marked by the increase of the bilateral trade balance in the last two years – The highest trade balance ever dealt by both countries was on 2011 with the total trade balance of US$26,5 billion. “The APEC Meeting becomes a milestone to prove the world that the marine and fishery sectors can be the national prime mover,” he asserted. In addition, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United States also came to terms with the enhancement of the United States – Indonesia’s National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The partnership aims to the capacity building of the IUU Fishing eradication, the Port State Measure development, a number of marine and fishery-related training and workshops, and the Sea Grant Partnership improvement as well as the deep sea exploration cooperation of Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region. “The bilateral cooperation can be the springboard to proceed and strengthen the marine and fishery partnership of both countries,” he confirmed. The government of Indonesia and the United States were also agreed on improving the marine economy sector. The partnership has already implemented through the program of Indonesia Marine and Climate Support (IMACS) – an aid of the USAID. Additionally, the partnership between both countries has now been expanded to other sectors; the mitigation of the environmental damage and disaster and the climate change data exchange.
United States Appreciating Indonesian Fishery
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