AsiaSat Selects Kratos Integral Systems International to Provide Turnkey Ground Segment Solution for AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8

AsiaSat Selects Kratos Integral Systems International to Provide Turnkey
Ground Segment Solution for AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 Satellite Programs

SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security
Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider,
announced today that its Kratos Integral Systems International (Kratos ISI)
business unit has been awarded a contract by Asia Satellite Telecommunications
Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) to provide Command & Control systems for the AsiaSat 6 and
AsiaSat 8 satellite programs.

AsiaSat will expand its use of Kratos ISI's industry-leading EPOCH^TM
Integrated Product Suite (IPS) Fleet Management System to support the AsiaSat
6 and AsiaSat 8 satellite programs. AsiaSat 6 will have 28 high-power C-band
transponders, and AsiaSat 8 will have 24 Ku-band transponders and a Ka-band
beam. The high-power transponders on the satellites will enable the use of
small antennas on the ground. The two Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellites are
currently under construction and scheduled for launch in the first half of

EPOCH IPS is used to support more than 50 Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellites
around the globe, far more than any other Command & Control system in the
world. The contract expands the number of AsiaSat satellites managed by EPOCH
IPS to seven, including satellites supplied by three different manufacturers,
demonstrating the flexibility and ease of use of EPOCH IPS to manage satellite
fleets no matter the configuration or size.

"We are excited to have selected Kratos ISI as the Satellite Control Facility
supplier for the two new additions to our expanding fleet - AsiaSat 6 and
AsiaSat 8. Following their launches in the first half of 2014, we will be able
to offer the highest transponder power ever for a broad range of satellite
services in the Asia Pacific. Over the past years, AsiaSat has witnessed the
continuous improvement of the EPOCH IPS family products, which reinforces our
confidence in ISI's commitment to excellence. We are pleased to work with
Kratos ISI again and are confident that Kratos ISI will deliver the project on
time to support our upcoming launches," said Fred Ho, Director, Technical
Operations of AsiaSat.

"There is no better testimony to the value of Kratos' products and the quality
of our service than repeat awards from long-term customers," said James
Kramer, Senior Vice President of Kratos ISI. "We are honored that AsiaSat has
again selected Kratos ISI to expand their EPOCH IPS fleet management system to
operate AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8."

For 30 years, Kratos ISI has been a leading provider of satellite ground
systems supporting approximately 300 satellite missions. Kratos ISI offers
turnkey ground segments solutions encompassing Command & Control, RF/IF
equipment, satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems,
equipment and network management and payload management solutions. The
company's EPOCH IPS, an all-in-one Fleet Management solution, is the most
widely used Command & Control system with successful installations in five
continents. Commercial clients include AsiaSat, Asia Broadcast Satellite,
Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), Chunghwa Telecom, EchoStar,
Hellas Sat, Indovision, Intelsat, KT Corporation, PT Telkom, SatMex, SES,
SingTel/Optus, SKY Perfect JSAT, Thaicom, and Telesat. Government clients
include the National Space Organization (NSPO) of Taiwan, Vietnam Posts and
Telecommunications Group (VNPT), European Organization for the Exploitation of
Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Secretaria de Comunicaciones y
Transportes (SCT) of México, NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Epoch IPS will be demonstrated in the Kratos booth #4024 at the Satellite 2013
exhibition, March 19-21, 2013, in Washington D.C., and at the National Space
Symposium 2013, booth # 408, April 8-11, 2013, in Colorado Springs, CO. For
more information, visit

About AsiaSat

AsiaSat, the leading regional satellite operator in Asia, serves over
two-thirds of the world's population with its four satellites, AsiaSat 3S at
105.5ºE, AsiaSat 4 at 122ºE, AsiaSat 5 at 100.5ºE and AsiaSat 7. The AsiaSat
satellite fleet provides services to both the broadcast and telecommunications
industries. Over 450 television and radio channels are now delivered by the
company's satellites offering access to over 620 million TV households across
the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides telecommunications operators
and end users services such as voice networks, private VSAT networks and
broadband multimedia. AsiaSat's latest satellites, AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8,
are planned to be launched in the first half of 2014. It is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company
listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more
information, please visit

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
4,300. 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

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