Kratos Awarded $29.6M Missile Defense Technology Development Contract

SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Digital Fusion Solutions, Inc. (DFI) subsidiary was awarded a $12,060,193 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development competed through the broad area announcement process. The total value of the basic contract and all options is $29,559,440. DFI, which is a part of Kratos’ Defense & Rocket Support Services (DRSS) Division, will provide research in the areas of aerosciences, electronic systems, and thermal systems, encompassing such diverse technologies as aerodynamics, aero-optics, hypersonic vehicle analysis, modeling and simulation, directed energy component evaluation, and development of thermal management systems. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of May 29, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 10 received. The fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $10,300,000 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting organization (W9113M-15-C-0013).

Dave Carter, President of Kratos’ DRSS Division, said, “Our entire team is proud to support SMDC/ARSTRAT in the development of critical technologies supporting the Army’s requirements. Within DRSS we are actively supporting research and development of air and missile defense systems, hypersonic systems, and directed energy and laser weapon systems.”

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized Technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services 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 and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, satellite communications, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, hypersonic systems, directed and high power energy systems, electromagnetic railgun, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,600. 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

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