Growth mode: Kratos Defense expansion leads to more jobs, training programs


    Central Florida’s defense industry is about to get bigger, thanks to Kratos Defense Security Solutions.

    The San Diego-based firm (Nasdaq: KTOS) — which creates training programs for the U.S. Department of Defense — last week hosted a grand opening for its 50,000-square-foot expansion in southeast Orlando.

    The addition, which houses Kratos’ Aircrew Training Center, brought its total operations to 150,000 square feet of distribution center and office space at 8601 Transport Drive, south of State Road 528.