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Nov 7, 2018

Kratos Completes Third Milestone in Critical Deployment Study for Air Force Satellite Enterprise Ground Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has successfully completed the third phase of a pathfinder study for migrating the Command and Control System – Consolidated (CCS-C) ground system to the Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) architecture. CCS-C currently operates a fleet of over 20 Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) satellites in four different constellations.

In phase 3, Kratos demonstrated the automated deployment of the MILSATCOM EGS (MEGS), using virtualized applications on the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)-provided Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) infrastructure hosted at the Space Management Battle Lab (SMBL).  After successful deployment, the team demonstrated Kratos’ web-based user interface and automation capabilities. Traditionally, ground system capabilities take months or even years to deploy and test, however, with automated software deployment and dynamic allocation of resources employed by the Kratos team based on the EGS principles of deploying in a modern IT environment, the demonstration took less than ten minutes. This dynamic allocation of ground resources demonstrates the portability, resiliency and elasticity of the MEGS.

EGS is a critical enabling technology for the Air Force’s Space Enterprise Vision (SEV) focused on a sustainable, resilient space architecture that can respond to emerging threats and protect space-based assets. When implemented, EGS will result in a best of breed, service-based ground architecture for all Air Force spacecraft that will enable Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) to fight and win a war that extends into space. AFSPC is implementing EGS with prototyping activities to mature the concepts, technologies, EGS standards, and transition paths for legacy and future ground systems.

The Kratos study for MILSATCOM is a 27-month effort that consists of four phases and is an essential step in the evolution of CCS-C to exploit the benefits of EGS. Phase 3 concluded on 12 July with a successful demonstration. Phase 4 will be completed in December, 2018.

Larry Lind, Vice President, Kratos Federal Solutions Group explains: “This demonstration of phase three illustrates the capability of an EGS environment to be both resilient and elastic. Kratos’ involvement with EGS goes beyond the CCS-C/EGS interoperability study as we are actively involved in defining and refining the standards that will make EGS a reality.”

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies and commercial enterprises.  Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technology for these industries are rapidly brought to market through proven commercial and venture capital backed approaches, including proactive research and streamlined development processes. Kratos specializes in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training and combat systems. For more information go to www.KratosDefense.com.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Although Kratos believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve many risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from what may be expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Kratos in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Kratos for the year ended December 31, 2017, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.

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Yolanda White
858-812-7302 Direct

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Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

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