A Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean in November. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips, courtesy of U.S. Navy.

A Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean in November. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joseph A.D. Phillips, courtesy of U.S. Navy.

Cubic Corp.’s defense business received a $7.6 million U.S. Navy contract to support H-60 helicopters, known in the Navy as Sea Hawks. Some 90 percent of the work will be performed in San Diego and another 3 percent in Poway. Funds will pay for unspecified non-recurring engineering efforts.

NAVAIR, the Naval Air Systems Command of Patuxent River, Maryland, awarded the deal, announced on Dec. 19.

Cubic (NYSE: CUB), based in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa, had 2018 revenue of $532 million from its defense contracting segments and 2018 revenue of $671 million from its transportation systems segment.

According to Navy public affairs, the Navy uses the twin-engine Sea Hawk for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift and special operations.