San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said April 17 that it had been selected by Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems to provide the primary and backup command and control systems for the Mexsat-1 and Mexsat-2 mobile communications satellites Boeing is building for Mexican satellite operator Satmex.

The Kratos system will also be capable of controlling a smaller fixed-services satellite, dubbed Mexsat-3, that Boeing is purchasing from Dulles, Va.-based Orbital Sciences.

Kratos did not disclose the value of its Boeing subcontract.