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MILITARY: Blumberg Has Led Military/Business Group Since 2005
Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced on July 24.
URS Federal Services Inc. of Germantown, Md. will manage hazardous materials for the Defense Logistics Agency for one more year at the U.S. Navy aircraft repair depot at Naval Air Station North Island, the Pentagon announced on July 24.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a one-year contract covering logistics support for the unmanned aircraft flown by the Italian air force. The deal could be worth as much as $10.5 million.
Cubic Corp. has received an $18 million contract to conduct four years of work for the Australian military.
Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced July 24.
The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract to perform depot-level maintenance and alterations to the USS Bunker Hill, the oldest Ticonderoga-class cruiser in the fleet. The deal is not to exceed $38.3 million. Work is expected to be complete by May of 2016.
San Diego-based Cubic Corp. announced on July 20 that it won a commercial client — Emirates Airlines — for what had previously been a military training product.
The U.S. Navy awarded the Boeing Co.’s Oklahoma City office a one-year contract modification to provide one year of support services for the U.S. Navy C-40A aircraft, including depot maintenance and operational site support.
The U.S. Navy recently awarded three indefinite-quantity contracts to businesses that will perform engineering and technical work on its submarine fleet.
A small Rancho Bernardo tech company said on July 14 that it has licensed certain biometric technology to defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp.
The U.S. Navy awarded Sodexo Management Inc. a $17.7 million contract modification to provide meals at U.S. Marine Corps bases.
The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $14.6 million contract modification for one year of software engineering services for its Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. Gray Eagle is a Predator unmanned aircraft built to Army specifications.
In the late 1960s, a company called Teledyne bought a groundbreaking San Diego aviation firm called Ryan. Building on technology developed for target drones, they came up with a robot plane called the Global Hawk. Eventually, Northrop Grumman Corp. bought the business and ended up selling Global Hawks by the score … and the business stayed in San Diego.
Rear Adm. Markham K. Rich will take his new post as “Navy mayor” of San Diego on July 13 during a private ceremony on the USS Midway museum. Rich’s official title will be commander, Navy Region Southwest.
The U.S. Navy said on July 6 that it selected seven contractors to do work on unmanned maritime systems in deals that could individually exceed $100 million, and in some cases $200 million.