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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

Blue Takes a Look at an Interesting Past, a Fascinating Future

Linden S. Blue makes few public appearances and even fewer public speeches.

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DEFENSE: Navy’s New CANES Network Brings IT Versatility and Unity

The USS Carl Vinson is 1,092 feet long, weighs 97,000 tons and serves as a floating airport.

Kratos Chosen as Subcontractor on $44 Million Deal

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Nov. 23 that its Defense & Rocket Support Services Division was chosen as a subcontractor on a multimillion-dollar project.

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General Atomics, Biotech Firms Sign New Leases

Property owners and brokers recently announced significant lease deals in Poway and Carlsbad, including General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s move to take 112,000 square feet in a Poway transaction valued at $4.2 million.

Surprise Guest at Panel Discussion on Drones Turns Out to be Linden Blue

Military and industry leaders offered their thoughts on the future of unmanned aircraft and robotics during a panel discussion Nov. 11.

Four Local Firms Among 10 Companies to Share $30 Million Navy Contract

Four local companies — Clint Precision Manufacturing, Dye Precision CNC Inc. and WFW Industries LLC, all of San Diego, and Eastwood Machine LLC of Santee — are among 10 Southern California companies selected by the U.S. Navy to make custom fabricated parts using a variety of manufacturing techniques.

Navy Awards $7.1 Million Contract to Coffman Specialties Inc.

The U.S. Navy awarded two contract options worth $7.1 million to San Diego-based Coffman Specialties Inc. for runway repairs at Naval Air Facility El Centro. The work, announced Nov. 9, brings Coffman’s work on the runway project to $18.6 million.

GA-ASI Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. opened an office in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, to serve the Middle East and North Africa region.

San Diego Ranked Sixth-Best City for Veterans

San Diego is the sixth-best city in the country for veterans, financial literacy website WalletHub said Monday.

Boeing, Lockheed File Protest Over Selection of Northrop for New Bomber Contract

A very large defense contract which could easily involve San Diego subcontractors is in now question.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reports Q3 Results

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported net income of $55.1 million on revenue of $161.7 million in its third quarter.

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Changing the Narrative on Veteran Employment

This Wednesday, on Veterans Day, we formally recognize our veteran community for their service. We honor their commitment, sacrifice and bravery in what we hope is a tradition of appreciation engrained in each of us. On behalf of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, I join in the chorus of gratitude, and ask that our business community collectively not only activate to hire more veterans but change the narrative around their employment.

Deal Boots Sequestration Down the Road for a Few Years

That sound you might have heard was a collective sigh of relief. The program of deep budget cuts that military contractors feared — otherwise known as sequestration — won’t show its face until 2018 under a compromise struck by Washington lawmakers.

Lawmakers Say Pentagon Paid Chargers $453,500 to Promote Military

Two U.S. Senators on Wednesday accused the Army National Guard of paying professional sports teams, including the San Diego Chargers, for premium tickets, on-field color guard performances and other instances of “paid patriotism.”

Port Receives $10 Million Federal Grant to Upgrade Terminal

A $10 million federal grant will improve cargo operations through San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, the Port of San Diego said.