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Northrop Grumman Corp. said recently that the cost per flight hour for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft saw a “significant decrease” during 2014, while flight hours rose nearly 40 percent.March 6, 2015 4:27 p.m. Share
Beechcraft Defense Co. is selling one of its small planes to the government of Iraq under a foreign military sale, the Pentagon announced on March 25.
Three target drones with rocket motors from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. took part in an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system test in late February, the company said on March 16.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a U.S. Army contract modification worth $132.7 million, the Pentagon said March 16.
M Ship Co. never had the distinction of building a massive supercarrier or cranking out Liberty Ships by the hundreds. The San Diego company did not even build watercraft; it designed them. But boy, did it design a mean-looking vessel.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported a net loss of $2.2 million on revenue of $221.5 million during its fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 28. The net loss for the quarter amounted to 4 cents per share.
The U.S. Navy said on March 12 that it awarded Hamilton Sundstrand — now a unit of UTC Aerospace Systems — a five-year contract for work on specialized submarine equipment. The indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery deal could ultimately be worth $12.3 million.
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) said on March 11 that the U.S. Navy has renewed its contract to care for and train the Navy’s marine mammals in San Diego; Bangor, Wash.; and Kings Bay, Ga.
Lion-Vallen Industries of Dayton, Ohio received a one-year, $25 million contract to provide logistics services at U.S. Marine Corps bases.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on March 10 that it received orders worth $4.1 million for specialty electronics that will eventually go in U.S. Navy aircraft.
Cubic Corp. said on March 9 that Italy’s ministry of defense awarded it a follow-on contract worth more than $2.6 million.
BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. and Tapestry Solutions, both of San Diego, are among nine companies that will compete for U.S. Navy software contracts, the Pentagon announced on March 4.
Opening the door to potential sales to Spain, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced on March 2 that it is teaming up with SENER, a Spanish engineering firm, to make its Predator B unmanned aircraft available to the government of that European country.
Does Cubic Corp.’s planned restructuring mean that there’s something bigger a-brewing in the defense industry?
Cubic Corp. said that its Cubic Global Defense unit received a contract valued at more than $65 million; the customer is an army in an unnamed Middle Eastern country.