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November 11, 2023

Kratos Hints at Air Force Stealth UAV Contract...or so it Hopes

“Thanatos” Rendering Shown Off Ahead of Improving Financial Prospects

Government military contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions let slip a rendering of its stealthy Thanatos UAV along with its 3rd quarter financial results, saying that it hopes to be under contract for the platform by this time next year. Unsurprisingly, most in the industry read between the lines to suspect that unnamed customer to be the US Air Force - sleuthing isn’t all that necessary given the niche market for a stealthy, slippery, and expensive UAV. Company president Eric DeMarco peeled back the curtain for investors just a tad, hinting at the problems encountered when aiming to bring the stealth drone to market...

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