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Kratos Announces Yonah Adelman Will Lead Microwave Electronics Division

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that Yonah Adelman has been appointed President, Microwave Electronics Division, where he will be responsible for the Company’s U.S. and international microwave and electronics business. The appointment of Mr. Adelman marks an important strategic step in support of Kratos’ commitment to building a technology and products based business that supports strategic international security programs.

Kratos’ Microwave Electronic Products business includes operations and manufacturing facilities in Israel that provide Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs), beam forming modules, waveform and signal generators and other electronic subsystems for missile, electronic warfare, radar, satellite communications, precision guided munitions, unmanned systems, navigation warfare and other platforms, primarily for international defense customers. Major programs supported by Kratos’ Microwave Electronic Products business include Iron Dome, BARAK, SPYDER, David’s Sling, Arrow, and Eurofighter.

Eric DeMarco, Kratos’ President & CEO, said, "The opportunities that Kratos has in the microwave and electronics business are significant, and we believe that we have the potential for significant international sales growth if we successfully execute our strategy over the next few years. I am extremely pleased to announce Yonah Adelman as President of Kratos’ Microwave Electronics Division, where his leadership, experience and vision for Kratos' microwave and electronics business and strategy align with our important customer relationships and the market opportunities we are pursuing.”

"I am excited about this new challenge and the opportunities it provides for Kratos to expand into new areas and markets internationally,” said Mr. Adelman. “I am looking forward to building Kratos’ Microwave Electronics Products Division into a significant business unit of the Company."

Mr. Adelman began his professional career as a Research and Development Microwave Engineer at General Microwave Corporation (GMC) in Amityville, New York, subsequently moving to Israel where he took part in the establishment of General Microwave Israel, a subsidiary of GMC. Mr. Adelman served as Chief Microwave Engineer, Assistant General Manager, and since 1990 was General Manager of General Microwave Israel, which Kratos acquired in 2011. Mr. Adelman received a Bachelor of Science degree with summa cum laude honors in Mathematics and Physics from Brooklyn College and a Master of Science degree from New York University in Applied Mathematics, where he subsequently performed doctoral research in magneto-fluid dynamics. Mr. Adelman is a longtime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and in 2008 received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Microwave Chapter of the Israeli IEEE.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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 3,100. 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.

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, including risks related to product failure, general economic conditions and cutbacks in spending. 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. 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 28, 2014, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.


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Source:Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.