Technical Directions Inc., a unit of Kratos’ Unmanned Systems Division, entered into a memorandum of understanding to supply turbine engines for Boeing’s Powered Joint Direct Attack Munition guidance kit.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced Monday that the TDI-J85 turbine engine will help the Powered JDAM achieve high-end range strike capability.
TDI’s turbine technology allows Boeing to optimize production of JDAM kits at a reduced cost. TDI-J85 is designed for commercial and military kerosene-grade turbine fuels, generating up to 1.5 kW of AC power as needed by P-JDAM.
“With the Kratos acquisition of TDI, we have substantially invested in manufacturability for production scale resulting in an incredibly high engine performance-to-cost ratio, while ensuring we can meet the large quantity deliveries predicted for the Powered JDAM system and program,” TDI Senior Vice President Joseph Kovasity said.