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Women Speakers at Conference Part of Sea Change for Military

One of the biggest military stories of the decade has been the gradual increase in the number of women among U.S. fighting forces on the front lines. There has been a lively debate over whether and how women should serve in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps infantry. In the U.S. Navy, women are slowly entering the submarine force. Early this month, Los Angeles native Dominique Saavedra became the first female enlisted sailor to earn her silver dolphins pin, meaning she is qualified to work on a submarine. A chief culinary specialist, Saavedra is expected to deploy on the USS Michigan, which carries Tomahawk missiles.

By Brad Graves August 18, 2016 3 p.m.   $$ Share

Cubic Corp. to Lease Space in Otay Mesa

Cubic Corp. is leasing a 39,000-square-foot facility in Otay Mesa to complement its Tijuana manufacturing space.

Zumwalt Headed to San Diego After Commissioning

The U.S. Navy plans to send its futuristic destroyer Zumwalt to San Diego after the ship’s Oct. 15 commissioning ceremony in Baltimore.

Pentagon Taps ViaSat for Two Contract Awards

The U.S. Navy’s satellite network is trusty, but it needs an update. So it has tapped ViaSat Inc. for some help.

Two San Diego-Based Environmental Companies Will Compete for Navy Contracts

Two San Diego-area businesses received U.S. Navy contracts to provide habitat enhancement services on the Navy Department’s sprawling network of bases in Arizona, California and Nevada.

BAE Systems San Diego Awarded Second-Year Contract Options for Navy Ship Modernization Projects

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is among seven companies awarded second-year contract options on U.S. Navy ship modernization deals.

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $24.4 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $24.4 million contract modification to refine the design of the Navy’s proposed LX(R) amphibious ship replacement. Work is expected to last until September 2017.

BAE Systems Ship Repair Leases 100,000 Square Feet in Chula Vista

Driven by the U.S. Navy’s plan to station more ships in San Diego and its own plans to grow, BAE Systems Ship Repair recently leased more than 100,000 square feet of new space in the South Bay.

GA-ASI Awarded $371 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force placed a $371 million order with Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. for 30 Reaper remotely operated unmanned aircraft.

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Cubic Corp. Names Two Senior VPs

Cubic Corp. has named two new senior vice presidents for its defense business, including a recently retired U.S. Army three-star general.

Contractor Awarded $9.7M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded A&D General Contracting Inc. a $9.7 million task order to build a combat service support facility at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

BAE Systems Contributes $300,000 for Bridge Lighting Art Project

BAE Systems, the British defense contractor that runs one of the U.S. Navy ship repair businesses in Barrio Logan, has contributed $300,000 to a project that would bathe the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge with artistic lighting at night.

Industry Veteran Danforth Is Picked to Lead LRAD Corp.

The board of LRAD Corp. recently chose Richard S. Danforth to be its CEO, and negotiated a compensation package that includes a base salary of $325,000. Bonuses, stock options and benefits round out Danforth’s pay package, which includes an annual bonus in the range of $243,800 to $487,500, depending on how well the company does.

Air Force Awards GA-ASI $8 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. an $8.8 million contract covering ground control stations for the unmanned Predator.

Kratos Defense & Security Hikes 2016 Revenue Forecast

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. increased its revenue forecast for 2016 by $10 million, to $659 million, when it took the wraps off of its second quarter financial results on Aug. 4.