Kratos has been awarded an $11.3 million Air Force contract modification to update satellite control and management systems.

“The update will allow system-consolidation, architectural updates, and security improvements to support current and future military communication satellite missions while decreasing operation and maintenance costs,” according to a Kratos news release.

“Kratos is an industry leader in satellite communications command and control, signal monitoring, intelligence and satellite beam monitoring via our global spectrum solutions monitoring and geo location business,” said company CEO Eric DeMarco.

Kratos currently maintains 18 worldwide monitoring sites hosting more than 70 antennas with visibility to over 60 satellites, 150 beams and 280 transponders.