updated 3/23/2011 8:17:01 AM ET 2011-03-23T12:17:01

SAN DIEGO, March 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today Moody's Investors Services (Moody's) has changed the ratings outlook of Kratos from Stable to Positive and affirmed the Company's B3 Corporate Family and Probability of Default Ratings. Additionally, Standard & Poor's (S&P) has removed Kratos from Creditwatch and has affirmed the Company's B+ rating on Kratos' Senior Secured Notes due 2017, following the add-on of $285 million notes. Moody's and S&P's ratings changes relate to Kratos' pricing an offering of $285 million of 10 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2017. The Notes were sold at a premium of 107 percent, for an effective interest rate of 8.5 percent, with the proceeds to be used to finance the acquisition of Herley and for general corporate purposes.

Moody's Positive outlook reflects Kratos' enlarged scale and increased product range that would follow the Herley acquisition and potential that the Company's credit metrics could support a higher rating level over the ratings horizon. S&P noted that the acquisition of Herley will improve Kratos' program and product diversity, as well as complementing some of the platforms Kratos currently supports.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities. 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), unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 2,900, the majority of which hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher. 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 United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland 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. 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 the Company 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 Kratos' business in general, see the risk disclosures in Kratos' SEC filings, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2010 and in subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available at the time of the release. Kratos is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Press Contact:
         Yolanda White
         858-812-7302 Direct
         
         Investor Information:
         877-934-4687
         investor@kratosdefense.com

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