On March 20, 2008, L-3 Communications and Kratos won a large United States Marine Corps (USMC) project. The three-year contract is valued at more than $326 million and is the culmination of a cooperative relationship between Kratos and L-3 under the leadership of Kratos CEO Jim Henry and L-3 SVP Mark Redlinger
The USMC needs advanced video recording for After Action Review (AAR) at training sites for military operations in urban terrain. Kratos helped to secure this opportunity and will implement a large part of the Tactical Video Capture Systems (TVCS) at 15 USMC bases around the world. This project combines L-3’s technological strengths and breadth with Kratos’ physical security experience and presence in key markets. Kratos will assume a significant portion of the workload on this program in the areas of camera selection, procurement installation and test as well as other integration tasks.
A team of suppliers will implement on a large scale Praetorian, L-3’s next-generation, open- architecture 3D intelligent observation system. It will be the USMC’s first “intelligent” TVCS. Users can view multiple sites under surveillance in both real-time and on recorded 3D video to analyze information more quickly, allowing them to act preemptively to stop or contain emerging threats.
The benefits include:
Praetorian manages unlimited streams of disparate video and audio information by putting it in a real-time, easy-to-understand, actionable format for quick-turn, after-action review. This capability could be applied to sectors beyond defense, including government, commerce, and finance. It can be adapted for infrastructure and port security, airports, and public events.
Our partners on this project include Cisco, L-3 Coleman Aerospace, Tapestry Solutions, Sarnoff Corporation, Harris Corporation and Telos Corporation.