Kratos Receives Multi-Million Dollar Command and Control System Products Award for QF-16 Air Superiority Target

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SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary has received a multi-million dollar award for the production of command telemetry system products for the QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST). This award, from QF-16 prime contractor Boeing, represents the first production lot for the QF-16 program, which recently completed its first unmanned flight at Tyndall AFB, Florida.

Kevin Ferguson, Senior Vice President of Kratos' Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary, commented, "This important order provides critical command and control products for the QF-16. Like its predecessor, the QF-4, which enjoyed a 17-year production run using our command and control products, we expect the QF-16 to be a successful production program as well."

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,850. The vast majority 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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