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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.

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Kratos Gets Five-Year, $50 Million Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 1 that its satellite electronics and cybersecurity business recently received a $50 million, five-year contract from an unnamed international customer.

Kratos Receives $6.38 Million Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Aug. 31 that a subsidiary recently received a $6.38 million task order related to ballistic missile defense and scientific research.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Hiring Hundreds as it Expands San Diego Presence

TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced the company is hiring 240 employees in San Diego at its new Operations Center, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 8.

GA-ASI Pays Workers $945,000 in Back Wages to Comply With Prevailing Wage Edicts

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has paid $945,000 in back wages to 901 of its employees nationwide following a Department of Labor investigation, the federal agency said on Aug. 27.

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Northrop Drone Being Used to Monitor Tropical Storm Erika

The U.S. government reported Aug. 26 that an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft owned by NASA is making a 24-hour flight over Tropical Storm Erika in the Atlantic Ocean to conduct storm research.

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Kratos Completes Sale of a Division, Plans to Pay Down Its Debt

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has completed the sale of one of its businesses and took steps to pay down its debt, the corporation said on Aug. 24.

Military Radio Contract Could Be Worth $514.3 Million for ViaSat

ViaSat Inc. received a five-year contract for military radios that could ultimately be worth as much as $514.3 million, the Pentagon announced Aug. 21.

Cubic Receives Contract to Provide Training Electronics for F35 Fighter

Cubic Corp. said on Aug. 19 that it received a series of contracts from Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) to put Cubic training electronics in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

Top Admiral Says Navy’s UCLASS Drone Decision Still Up in Air

The debate over the role of a future, carrier-launched unmanned aircraft continues at the Pentagon, U.S. Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert told reporters last week.

Navy Signs Landmark Agreement With Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

The U.S. Navy said that it has inked a landmark agreement with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, one that constitutes the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a federal entity.

Navy Awards Harper Construction $18.1 Million Task Order

The U.S. Navy awarded San Diego-based Harper Construction Co. Inc. an $18.1 million task order for construction at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.

Raytheon Co. to Fund 'Center of Innovation' in Imperial Beach

Raytheon Co. announced plans to fund a “Center of Innovation” at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County as part of wider effort to support children in military families.

Earnings Announced for Four Companies Serving Defense Industry

Four San Diego County companies whose business models combine military electronics with other pursuits reported quarterly operating results on Aug. 6.

Northrop Maneuvers to Ensure Planned Sale of Drones to Australia

Northrop Grumman Corp. hopes to sell several of its high-flying Triton surveillance drones to Australia, and looks like it’s trying to sweeten the pot.

Navy Awards Exelis $97.3 Million Deal

The U.S. Navy said on July 30 that it awarded Exelis, now part of Harris Corp., a contract to deliver 46 airborne radio signal jammers used in F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.