Kratos Unmanned Systems reveals existence of secretive Demogorgon unmanned combat aircraft program

Feb. 1, 2022
It’s possible that Demogorgon is an internal name for the Kratos transformational OBSS program, a rendering of which the company released late last year.

SACRAMENTO, Calif – Kratos Unmanned Systems Inc. in Sacramento, Calif., has revealed the existence of a new drone program known as Demogorgon. The Drive reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

1 Feb. 2022 -- While there are no additional details about this new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aside from its name and projected production price, the acknowledgment of the Demogorgon program comes shortly after Kratos released the first rendering of the U.S. Air Force's shadowy Off-Board Sensing Station program, or OBSS.

The slide released as part of an investor brief is the first known mention of the Demogorgon program. It states that the Demogorgon drone will have a production price of $8 million a unit with a projected annual production run of 50, potentially bringing in $400 million in annual sales.

The slide includes several other Kratos secretive drone programs including the XQ-58 Valkyrie, the air-launched Gremlin, UTAP-22 Mako, the Air Wolf "tactical" drone, and two programs not yet revealed to the public: Thanatos and Demogorgon. The name "Thanatos" has previously appeared in Kratos publications, although there are no further additional details about the program.

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