Kratos provides CID technology for global satellite operator Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced that its SAT Corporation subsidiary has provided a global satellite operator with Carrier Identification technology for its ground network to help identify and mitigate RF interference that can disrupt radio frequency communications. The capabilities helped the operator better assure service performance in time for the increased global broadcast demands surrounding the World Cup in Brazil.
Kratos Defense completes sale of U.S., U.K. operations of EP division Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has completed the previously announced sale of the U.S. and U.K. operations of its Electronic Products Division to Ultra Electronics Holdings plc for $260 million in cash plus up to $5 million for taxes incurred as part of the transaction, less a $2.0 million escrow to satisfy any purchase price adjustments and a working capital adjustment currently estimated as a net reduction of $7.6 million. The Company expects to pay $13 million in transaction-related costs and approximately $10 million in federal and state income taxes, resulting in net cash proceeds to the Company of approximately $232.4 million. Kratos currently intends to use proceeds from the Transaction to initiate a repurchase process for up to $175 million of its 7 Percent Senior Secured Notes (the "Notes") at par. In addition, Kratos has paid down all outstanding amounts on its $110 million bank credit facility, which totaled approximately $41 million. In connection with the Transaction, the Company also amended its credit facility to allow for this divestiture as well as provide a permanent reduction in the financial covenants for future periods under the credit agreement.