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A Glimpse Behind the Curtain at a Busy Defense Contractor

General Atomics normally won’t come out and tell the world how busy it is.

By Brad Graves September 22, 2016 4:03 p.m.   $$ Share

Kratos Receives $17 Million Contract

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that its Technology and Training Solutions unit received $17 million in contract awards. Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) did not name the client or clients and offered no contract details.

Northrop Grumman Corp. Awarded Two Navy Contracts Worth $350 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. two aircraft contracts worth $350 million over four years, announcing the deals on Sept. 27.

General Atomics Contracts With Lockheed Martin

General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems unit said it received a contract to provide battery systems to defense giant Lockheed Martin, which is building dry combat submersibles for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Cobham Gets Multimillion-Dollar Contract

Cobham, which operates the former Remec business in San Diego, said it received orders worth tens of millions of dollars for radio frequency microelectronics to support the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

Pentagon Awards GA-ASI Two Contracts Worth a Total of $42.6 Million

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $25.3 million contract modification to acquire four Gray Eagle war replacement aircraft and four satellite data terminals. The expected completion date is December 2017.

Navy to Give SIO Up to $30 Million to Retrofit Research Vessel

The U.S. Navy announced on Sept. 12 that it will reimburse the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego almost $30 million for the mid-life retrofit of the oceanographic research vessel Roger Revelle.

Pentagon Awards Kratos Defense $54 Million Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on Sept. 12 that it received a $54 million contract to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with five Marine common aircrew trainers.

Northrop Grumman Corp. Awarded $108.1 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $108.1 million contract to buy 10 Fire Scout unmanned helicopters.

Milpower Awarded Navy Deal Potentially Worth $29.5M

The U.S. Navy awarded Milpower Inc. a five-year contract to build power amplifiers. The deal could be worth as much as $29.5 million if the Navy orders to its full extent.

Kratos Defense & Security to Train Swedish Armed Forces

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said it received a contract to train helicopter crews for the Swedish armed forces. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Poway-Based PKL Services Inc. Awarded $11.9 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 5 that it awarded Poway-based PKL Services Inc. a one-year, $11.9 million contract modification for aircraft maintenance and operation services.

PKL Services Receives Foreign Military Contract Worth Up to $495M

Poway-based PKL Services received a five-year contract from the Royal Saudi Air Force with a ceiling value of $495 million.

Navy Awards Pave Tech a $10 Million Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded Vista-based Pave Tech Inc. a $10 million contract modification to make improvements to a taxiway, runway lighting and electrical infrastructure at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. Work, which will expand the width of a taxiway and replace existing asphalt pavement with concrete, is expected to last through November 2017.

NASSCO Receives $511M Contract for 2 Vessels

SHIPPING: Ships Able To Haul Containers And Other Cargo

General Dynamics NASSCO received a $511 million contract from Matson Navigation Co. Inc. to build two ships able to haul containers and other cargo on routes to Hawaii, the companies announced.