Kratos: If it's tactical, it will be built in OKC

Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 By: Dale Denwalt Source: NewsOK

Kratos Defense has plans to build more than just its Firejet and Valkyrie unmanned aircraft in Oklahoma City.

Speaking to a downtown Rotary Club last week, Kratos Senior Vice President Jeff Herro said all of the company's tactical drones will be manufactured in Oklahoma City.

Kratos builds two kinds of unmanned aerial vehicles for military use — the target drone and the tactical drone.

The Firejet is a target drone, used to mimic targets that U.S. and allied military might see during combat. The missile-shaped aircraft is just one unmanned system developed and manufactured by Kratos that caters to target practice. Most of the company's target drones are built in California.

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