SAN DIEGO, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Defense Rocket Support Service division's Technical Services business unit won the contract to provide acquisition, financial, logistics, training, technical, program management and administrative support to the Program Manager United States Marine Corps Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (PM USMC CREW) Biometrics Programs.
PM USMC CREW Biometrics Programs include the Biometrics Automated Toolset (BAT), the Identity Dominance System Marine Corps (IDS-MC), the Biometrics Enrollment Screening Device (BESD), the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (HIIDE) and the BAT server. Kratos will also support Biometrics training, which is conducted by the Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG) and the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) at the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC) in MCB 29 Palms, California.
TTECG primarily supports the Enhanced Mojave Viper exercises (EMV) during which Marine Battalions are evaluated and trained in biometric Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP). EMV serves as the final training and evaluation site for USMC forces preparing for deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). MCTOG supports the Spartan Resolve and Spartan Advance exercises and the Attack the Network biometrics training requirements. The Biometrics contract will be managed by Mr. Raul Torres at Kratos' Quantico Operations Office, which is located in Stafford, VA.Mr. Joseph McGettigan, Vice President of Kratos Technical Services, said, "We look forward to providing top-notch services to the United States Marine Corps Biometrics Programs. Kratos and our subcontractors, BAE Systems, Inc. and Patricio Enterprises, Inc., have talented people to effectively support all contract requirements." Mr. David Carter, President of DRSS, said, "This award is an indication of the Kratos team's reputation for providing quality services and hard work in support of USMC programs."
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