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Oct 29, 2018

Kratos Receives Contract Award to Build Multi-Site Ka-band Gateways for SKY Perfect JSAT’s New High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Network

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), to design and build gateways for SJC’s new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) network. The JCSAT–18 HTS satellite, launching in 2019, will deliver broadband and mobile communication services to Asia Pacific and Eastern Russia.

Kratos will design and build a state-of-art Ka-band multi-site gateway solution for SJC’s new JCSAT-18 satellite.  Kratos’ breadth of gateway solutions are assembled and tested in Kratos’ integration facility to enable rapid on-site assembly and commissioning. This results in both higher quality and faster time-to-market than traditional piecemeal ground station deployments and protects SJC’s investment by reducing complexity and risk.

“In our efforts to deliver HTS services across the Pacific and Eastern Russia, SJC sought a long-term partner with a comprehensive portfolio of ground service products and a track-record of building high-performance gateway,” said Koki Koyama, SJC’s Senior Managing Executive Officer and President of Space Business. “The Kratos team was extremely responsive to our design needs and our partnership marks another major milestone towards our launch of the JCSAT-18 satellite.”

HTS next generation satellites leverage spot beam waveforms to achieve approximately 20 times the throughput of previous generation satellites. Successful delivery of these types of high-bandwidth services requires important changes to the current ground infrastructure which is designed and optimized for traditional satellite operations. Kratos is leading this industry evolution by offering a broad portfolio of integrated Kratos products that provide satellite operators the most comprehensive and seamless gateway solution in the industry. Kratos’ gateway solution includes a broad array of ground station services from monitoring and control and network management products through high-performance antennas.  This enables satellite operators to maximize their HTS business model investment by reducing risks and costs while improving time-to-market.

The SJC contract award is for a multi-site gateway solution that will include Kratos’ high-performance 13 meter Ka-band Turning Head Antennas and Compass® monitoring and control system. The pre-integrated solution will be installed at various SJC locations with control equipment centralized in the company’s Network Operations Centre.

“Satellite operators deploying HTS networks need to build new Ka-band ground infrastructure suitable for initial operations, but also designed for growth as business requirements evolve,” said James Kramer, Kratos Senior Vice President. “We appreciate the continued confidence that SJC has shown in Kratos to help maximize their investment with a high performance, multi-site gateway solution – one that supports their business model both now and in the future.”

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.

About SKY Perfect JSAT
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is a leader in the converging fields of broadcasting and communications. It is Asia’s largest satellite operator with a fleet of 18 satellites, and Japan’s only provider of both multi-channel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications services. SKY Perfect JSAT delivers a broad range of entertainment through the SKY PerfecTV!platform, the most extensive in Japan with a total of 3 million subscribers. In addition, SKY Perfect JSAT’s satellite communications services, which cover Japan and the rest of Asia, as well as Oceania, Russia, Middle East, Hawaii and North America, play a vital role in supporting safety, security and convenience for society as a whole. For more information, please visit www.sptvjsat.com and www.jsat.net.

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.

Press Contact:
Yolanda White
858-812-7302 Direct

Investor Information:
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Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.

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