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Defense contractor Kratos plans to add 76 jobs at Birmingham facility

FARNBOROUGH, England — San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced plans today to expand its newly established business unit in Birmingham.

With the support of critical enhancement programs provided by the State of Alabama, Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham, Kratos expects to add 76 jobs and make approximately $8.6 million in capital investments in its Birmingham facility over the next five years.

Kratos acquired the engineering division of Birmingham-based Southern Research in an $80 million asset transaction in May. The acquisition establishes Kratos SRE, an advanced concept group within Kratos’ Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division.

SRE currently employs about 140 engineers, technicians and program support professionals conducting work in support of the space community, the Department of Defense and other national security customers.

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