Kratos acquires 5-D Systems

By Marjorie Censer / November 23, 2020 at 9:21 AM

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions said earlier this month it has acquired systems and software engineering company 5-D Systems.

5-D, which has facilities in Austin, TX, and Huntsville, AL, specializes in designing, developing and testing unmanned, manned and optionally piloted vehicles and aviation systems, Kratos said.

Additionally, "5-D has been a subcontractor/teammate of Kratos on many of its systems and programs including the XQ-58A and aerial target systems," the contractor added.

Under the deal, "5-D will be a company within the Kratos Unmanned Systems Division and will function as the Systems Engineering hub for the division, leveraging its systems/software engineers, CMMI Level 3 pedigree, and the technology rich resources available in the Austin area."