January 11, 2017

Kratos Supports High Energy Laser Demonstrator Integration [Photo Release]

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Digital Fusion Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Kratos' Defense & Rocket Support Services (DRSS) Division, is increasing its support of high energy laser demonstrator development through a task order under its U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Integrated Test and Analysis Contract (ITAC) Prime Contract.  The task is to assist SMDC with High Energy Laser (HEL) System Engineering, Integration, and Test Support. Kratos support has expanded to include integration and test support at their high bay facility in Huntsville, AL.  The integration work in the high bay is in support of the Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser demonstrator as it prepares for future Army experiments.  DRSS provides products, solutions and services for critical United States National Security Programs including ballistic missile defense, hypersonics, electromagnetic railgun, directed energy and lasers and various combat systems.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/821a2ff2-70d7-4955-a7cf-22f84f58e3d7                                                                        

Mobile High Energy Laser Demonstrator
Mobile High Energy Laser Demonstrator

Dave Carter, President of Kratos' DRSS Division, said, "We are very excited with this win because it enables us to expand our technical expertise in high energy lasers while continuing to work closely with our long-time valued customer, U.S. Army SMDC."

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense's Third Offset Strategy.  Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies' national security.  Kratos is the industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is a provider of high performance unmanned combat aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification.  Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems.  Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,800. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com

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