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New Dry Dock Sign of Navy’s Pivot to Pacific

DEFENSE: More Ships, Jobs And Defense Work Are LikelyBAE Systems Ship Repair is buying a new, larger dry dock for its Barrio Logan yard, and company officials said they plan to increase the yard’s workforce by as many as 500 people over five years.

By Brad Graves April 3, 2015 1:27 p.m.   $$ Share

Soltek Pacific Receives $20.2 Million Navy Contract

San Diego-based Solpac Construction Inc., which does business as Soltek Pacific Construction Co., received a $20.2 million U.S. Navy contract to build a multistory training building to prepare pilots to fly the next generation of fighter aircraft: the F-35C Lightning II.

Navy Awards $13M Contract to General Atomics NASSCO

The Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $13 million, one-year contract modification to turn out preliminary designs for a new amphibious-landing ship.

General Atomics Awarded $737 Million Contract

DEFENSE: S.D. Will Get 45% of Work on Aircraft Carrier System

General Atomics received a major contract this month for its electromagnetic aircraft carrier catapult as well as for a similarly powered arresting gear to catch the small jets landing on the carrier deck.

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Drones Drafted for Humanitarian Role

DEFENSE: GA ASI’s Craft On Refugee Rescue Missions

A humanitarian crisis playing itself out in Europe has Italian authorities hungry for information — and turning to 13 San Diego-built unmanned aircraft to get it.

General Atomics ASI Receives $121.4 Million Army Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. recently received a $121.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Army.

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David Buss, Retired Vice Admiral, Joins Cubic Corp.

David H. Buss, who recently retired as a vice admiral and who served as the U.S. Navy’s Coronado-based “air boss,” has taken a vice president’s job with Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. The San Diego defense contractor announced the appointment on June 24.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $60.9 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $60.9 million service contract related to its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance demonstrator unmanned aircraft, which is similar to its Global Hawk.

BAE Systems Wins $15.2 Million Navy Contract

The USS Sampson will make a stop at the BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair yard in Barrio Logan under a newly awarded U.S. Navy contract.

Navy Awards General Atomics $737 Million Contract

General Atomics received a major contract this month for its electromagnetic aircraft carrier catapult as well as for a similarly powered arresting gear to catch the small jets landing on the carrier deck.

Paul Cassani Joins Veteran-Owned Epsilon Systems

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., a veteran-owned professional and technical services company, announced that Paul Cassani has joined the company as president of its Technical Services Group.

General Atomics ASI Awarded $21.1 Million Air Force Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., a maker of unmanned aircraft and related electronics, has been awarded a $21.1 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive fee order on a previously awarded Air Force contract for Predator mission aircrew training systems, the Defense Department announced.

ViaSat Becomes Board Member of San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence

ViaSat Inc. announced it has become a board member of the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE), a nonprofit that fosters collaboration among companies to establish San Diego as a worldwide center for cybersecurity products and services.

General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Newest Ship to Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, said it delivered the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) on June 12.

Co. Sees S.D. as Its New Center of Navigation Excellence

Kiel, Germany and San Diego are two towns with a history of navy ships and smart people. In recent years, the two cities became linked by the legacy of Hermann Anschütz, an inventor and explorer from more than 100 years ago.

Solpac Construction Awarded $14.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a San Diego firm at least $14.5 million worth of hangar construction work at Naval Air Station Lemoore in the San Joaquin Valley.