Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Aug. 31 that a subsidiary recently received a $6.38 million task order related to ballistic missile defense and scientific research.

The customer, whom Kratos did not identify, has three options under the deal which could increase the contract’s value to as much as $12.02 million.

Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS)’s Defense & Rocket Support Services division received the contract. The division has an office in Kratos’ corporate headquarters in the University Towne Center area. It supports leading technology strategic defense programs and initiatives, including ballistic missile defense, hypersonic vehicles, directed energy systems and the electromagnetic railgun.