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Kratos Awarded Contract Valued at Up to $5 Million for Security System Installation for Education Sector Customer

Kratos Awarded Contract Valued at Up to $5 Million for Security System
Installation for Education Sector Customer

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security
Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider,
announced today that it has received a contract award with a potential value
of $5 million to deploy a specialty security system that includes surveillance
and access control security elements for an existing Kratos customer. The
customer making the contract award to Kratos is in the education sector and
located in the northeastern United States. The requirements of the contract
include the design, engineering, installation and integration of the
comprehensive security system, as well as repairs, parts and preventative
maintenance. Due to customer specific, security related and other
considerations, no additional information will be provided relative to this
contract award.

Ben Goodwin, President of Kratos' Public Safety and Security Division, said,
"We are pleased to have the confidence of this important customer to continue
to provide leading security system solutions at multiple locations. A key
business element of Kratos' public safety and critical infrastructure security
business is the continuing relationship with many of our clients, including
the subsequent operation or maintenance of the security systems we deploy,
which is approximately 15 percent of our overall PSS business today.Providing
state-of-the-art security and surveillance solutions for the education
vertical market is a key element of Kratos' PSS strategy, as with the
transportation, energy, financial, port of entry and data center markets."

AboutKratos 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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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

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