The U.S. Army said on June 3 that it awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. a five-year, $12.1 million contract for research and development that is apparently related to rocketry.

The Pentagon announcement offered few concrete details of the work, saying only that the Army Space and Missile Defense Command had issued the deal, and that a Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) business would research “thermal management,” adding that the project would lead to “delivery of a final report through development and testing of prototype units.”

Work will be done in Huntsville, Ala.

Digital Fusion Solutions — part of the Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services business — was the successful bidder on the work, beating out nine other bidders.