SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 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) has been awarded a $5.8 million contract for the production of Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD)-J fuselages. The recent award was for the Lot 5 production contract with deliveries starting in March of 2013. To date, CEI has provided multiple deliveries of MALD fuselages to Raytheon Missile Systems, the prime contractor for the MALD program. In addition to producing the MALD fuselage, CEI provides target drones made from composite materials that are designed to replicate some of the most lethal threats facing this nation's Warfighters and strategic assets.
Glenn Wells, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CEI, notes, "We are proud and excited to continue our support to the U.S. Air Force and Raytheon on the MALD-J. Our experience on the program will enable deliveries to continue uninterrupted."
CEI, based in Sacramento, CA, is a leading provider of unmanned aerial drones and targets. Additional information can be found at www.compositeeng.com.
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, cybersecurity, 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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