v3.8.0.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Feb. 23, 2018
Jun. 25, 2017
Document And Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name KRATOS DEFENSE & SECURITY SOLUTIONS, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001069258    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   103,513,103  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 822.4