SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its subsidiary Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEI) received a $32.8 million sole source option award to provide 28 BQM-167A Air Force Subscale Aerial Targets (AFSAT), as well as twelve additional months of logistics and technical support, to the AFSAT Program Office. Early deliveries may commence in late 2013, and the last delivery will occur no later than mid-2015. The option award is the last and final delivery of the AFSAT Lots 6-10 effort.
Glenn Wells, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of CEI, said, "We are excited to provide these targets and services to the USAF as we prepare to support the upcoming AFSAT Lots 11-15 sole source procurement. We are honored to provide products that enable the USAF Aerial Targets Program Office to utilize reliable and realistic targets that help hone the skills of our military pilots and aircrew."
Richard Selvaggio, President of Kratos' Unmanned Solutions Systems division, commented, "The USAF is one of the most technologically advanced and sophisticated air forces in the world, and we continue to supply leading edge potential adversary threat representation to them. CEI is a fully integrated aerial vehicle and drone manufacturer, from ground stations to command and control equipment to turnkey aircraft."
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business 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, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 4,400. 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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