SAN DIEGO, Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Micro Systems, Inc. business unit, part of the Kratos Unmanned Systems Division (KUSD), participated in the recently completed USAF Black Dart exercise at Eglin AFB, Florida. As part of the exercise Kratos Micro Systems provided 113 small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) sorties, flown as swarms of sUAS vehicles, in 23 launch events. Kratos/Micro Systems achieved these results within +/ - 1 minute of the scheduled launch times. The formerly classified Black Dart exercise enables participants from the U.S. Government, warfighters, and private industry to test technologies and develop operations procedures to detect, identify, track, and defeat or disable unmanned aerial systems. Test scenarios included both known and unknown routs and patterns, enabling operators to test specific counter-UAS capabilities, yet provide realistic training. Presentations were made both over land and over water. The exercise was controlled by the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO). Kevin Ferguson, Sr. VP of Kratos Micro Systems, said, "Micro Systems is proud to support the Government with new technologies to simulate this emerging threat and support their efforts to develop counter-UAS capabilities to keep our homeland and warriors safe." About Kratos Defense & Security SolutionsKratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense's Third Offset Strategy. Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies' national security. Kratos is the industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is a provider of high performance unmanned combat aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification. Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,800. Substantially all 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 Notice Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsCertain 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 Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Although Kratos believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve many risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from what may be expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. 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 27, 2015, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.
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