Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 2 that it received a two-year, $4.5 million contract to support U.S. government programs in directed energy.

Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) gave few details about the programs and did not disclose its government customer. The company’s Defense & Rocket Support Services Division is handling the contract.

Directed energy and laser weapon systems are a potential growth area for the division, as are electromagnetic railgun, hypersonic systems and ballistic missile defense, said Dave Carter, division president, in a prepared statement.