updated 11/29/2010 11:46:33 AM ET 2010-11-29T16:46:33

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading national security solutions provider, today announced that its Rocket Support Services (RSS) business unit located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, successfully launched a target rocket from the Pacific Missile Range Facility/Kauai Test Facility in support of a U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense event. Kratos is providing rocket launch and engineering services, and ARAV BMD related targets and associated products on tasking under a previously awarded $100 million dollar contract vehicle related to advanced rocket, propulsion, BMD and other National Defense programs.

The launch of an Aegis Readiness Assessment Vehicle – B variant (ARAV-B) rocket occurred on November 12th to provide a threat-representative surrogate for the event. This was the 14th ARAV-B launch for the Kratos RSS business unit, all of which have been successful.

Dave Carter, President of the Kratos Defense Engineering Solutions Division, emphasized, "We work closely with our Government and industry partners to provide cost-effective, yet capable and reliable rockets for these events. I am very pleased with the continued success of our efforts to support the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Program."

"I am extremely pleased by the ongoing success of the ARAV Program. We remain extremely proud of these opportunities to continue our support of the White Sands Missile Range Detachment of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, and the vitally important Ballistic Missile Defense mission to United States National Security," said Eric DeMarco, Kratos' President and Chief Executive Officer.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a United States National Security Solutions provider. Kratos provides mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National and Homeland Security. Principal areas of expertise include C5ISR; sensor development; unmanned system solutions and support; weapon systems upgrade and sustainment; design, engineering, manufacturing and integration of military products, tactical and other shelters; military weapon range operations; critical network engineering services; information assurance and cybersecurity solutions; security and surveillance systems; and critical infrastructure security system design, integration and operation. The Company is headquartered in San Diego, California, with resources located throughout the U.S. and at key strategic military locations. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com .

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