Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said it supported a Sept. 7 test of a U.S. Navy anti-missile system by helping supply the stand-in for the enemy missile.

The Navy used an advanced short range ballistic missile target for its third test of the model AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar. The Navy plans to put the radar on its next-generation destroyer (known as the Arleigh Burke-class Flight III model). The new radar promises to deliver improved range, accuracy and reliability over the current SPY-1D(V) radar on destroyers.

The two-stage short range ballistic missile target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, before it was acquired and tracked by the radar.

Kratos Space and Missile Defense Systems provided payload hardware including mechanical support structures, stabilizing fins, electrical event initiation systems, and staging and separation systems. In addition, Kratos personnel participated in mission planning, payload assembly, testing, target vehicle build-up and launch operations.

Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) is headquartered in University City.