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March 13th, 2012

Kratos + Intelsat... Now Adding A Third For The Spatial Suite (SATCOM-Systems)

[SatNews] Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq:KTOS) has announced that Intelsat...

...has exercised an option to have Kratos Integral Systems International, Inc. (Kratos ISI) extend its EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS)-based Fleet Control System to operate the Intelsat 27 satellite, which is currently under construction. Intelsat 27 is the third of the Boeing 702MP series of 702 satellites and the 26th Boeing 702 to be supported by EPOCH. This option was exercised based on Kratos ISI's outstanding performance in delivering the required EPOCH IPS capability for Intelsat to operate its other two 702MP satellites, Intelsat 21 and Intelsat 22, on a short schedule.

EPOCH IPS is the market leading, all-in-one, satellite Command & Control and fleet management system operable from a user's desktop, making it a more efficient alternative to costly command and monitoring practices. EPOCH IPS currently supports satellite designs from every major commercial geostationary satellite manufacturer, including clients such as SKY Perfect JSAT, AsiaSat, Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), Chunghwa Telecom, Indovision, KT Corporation, SingTel/Optus, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Intelsat, SES, Telesat, EchoStar and Hellas Sat. Government clients include the National Space Organization of Taiwan, European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) among others.

For 30 years, Kratos ISI (formerly Integral Systems, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, has been a leading provider of satellite ground systems and has supported more than 250 satellite missions for communications, science, meteorological and earth resource applications. Kratos ISI was the first company to offer an integrated suite of commercial-based software products for satellite Command & Control. The company's EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) Fleet Management solution is the most widely used Command and Control system, with successful installations on five continents. Kratos ISI offers turnkey ground segments solutions encompassing command and control, RF/IF equipment, satellite and terrestrial communications signal monitoring systems, equipment and network management and payload management solutions. Integral Systems company information link.