Kratos, Orbital ATK, reaffirm Oriole rocket motor exclusive rights deal

21 March 2018

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ Space and Missile Defense Systems business unit has reaffirmed and re-stated a longstanding agreement with Orbital ATK’s Missile Products Division that gives Kratos exclusive rights to sell Oriole Solid Propellant Rocket Motors (SPRMs) for specific markets including missile defence-related threat representative targets, sub-orbital research, and sounding rockets.

In a 20 March statement, Kratos said it “leverages its exclusive rights covered by this agreement to deliver rocket systems and products for missile defence, hypersonics, weapon system research and other mission-critical national security related areas”.

Under the terms of the agreement, Orbital ATK commits not to sell Oriole SPRMs to any individual or entity in competition with Kratos in the sounding rocket, suborbital research, or target markets as long as it remains the sole manufacturer for Kratos of the Oriole SPRM.

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