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TMCNet:  Kratos Receives $4.2 Million in New Equipment Orders for a National Security Program

[December 17, 2012]

Kratos Receives $4.2 Million in New Equipment Orders for a National Security Program

SAN DIEGO, Dec 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it recently received new equipment orders related to a certain National Security program totaling $4.2 million. These recent equipment orders bring the total value of all orders Kratos has received under this program over the past year to approximately $33 million. The specialized equipment that Kratos is supplying under these recent awards is expected to be delivered in the first half of 2013. The equipment for which Kratos is under contract will be produced in a secure Kratos manufacturing facility. Due to the nature of the contract, security-related, customer specific and other considerations, no additional information will be provided regarding this program.

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.

The Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=3519 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 general economic conditions and cutbacks in government 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 25, 2011, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.

CONTACT: Press Contact: Yolanda White 858-812-7302 Direct Investor Information: 877-934-4687 investor@kratosdefense.com http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/224/small/3937.jpg <p>(Logo: http://media.primezone.com/cache/224/int/3937.jpg) (Logo: http://media.primezone.com/cache/224/int/3937.jpg) http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ti nf=MTMjMTAwMTU4MTQjMjI0

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