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Kratos Unmanned Ground System Technology Utilized in Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicles

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. KTOS, +1.33% a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Kratos Unmanned Systems Division (USD), Micro Systems Business Unit will be deploying its unmanned ground system technology in an autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV) program in the United Kingdom in collaboration with Colas and Royal Truck and Equipment, Inc.

The autonomous IPV, equipped with an electro-mechanical system and completely integrated sensor suite, has leader/follower capabilities that allow it to follow a manned lead vehicle, unmanned. This unmanned drone system technology was initially deployed for the United States military, and is now being customized by Royal and USD for the commercial highway industry and applications. Royal Truck and Equipment, Inc. provided America with the first driverless unmanned TMA truck, and is an industry leader in unmanned and autonomous vehicles and trucks.

Jerry Beaman, President of Kratos' Unmanned Systems Division, said, "We are proud to be working with Royal Truck and Equipment, Inc. in leading the way with innovation and technology to improve the safety of the trucking and transportation...