Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc. (KTS) specializes in infrared countermeasures (IRCM) systems, digital interoperability, tactical networking, and program support for the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and SOCOM.
At the advent of the 21st century military aircraft were being shot down by surface to air missiles. The defense department scoured the industry to seek out infrared countermeasure systems that would defeat these missiles and protect our troops. The military rapidly equipped aviation platforms with advanced infrared countermeasure systems, but were in need of subject experts that could lead the evaluation and testing of these new and highly complex defensive systems.
KTS was built from the ground up in 2008 to solve the customer's problems. KTS rolled in with a passion and desire to support the Warfighter and work tirelessly to test and improve the systems that protect our Troops' lives.
As KTS moved further into solving battle space problems, the team reached the limits of what could be tested in the lab. Leveraging the team's aircraft integration skills, KTS promptly procured and modified a Cessna Grand Caravan (KTS1) to serve as a flight test bed to support government and industry testing needs.
KTS flourished leading multiple lab and field test events of infrared countermeasure systems, and deploying to Afghanistan in support of these systems for the Warfighters. KTS rapidly developed and delivered data instrumentation systems and test fixtures in support of many of these events.
Leveraging this unique IRCM technical experience, KTS soon solved other customer problems and grew into developing and delivering solutions for digital interoperability, tactical networking, and ventures in the commercial space.
We at KTS continue to expand our team of industry leaders in infrared countermeasures, missile warning, aircraft integration, systems integration, and digital interoperability. The KTS team still operates with the same passion, adaptability, and determination to support the customer and Warfighter from its first day.