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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.

By Brad Graves April 3, 2015 1:27 p.m.   $$ Share

General Dynamics NASSCO Unveils Energy-Saving Lighting System

General Dynamics NASSCO unveiled one of the largest controlled exterior lighting systems for a manufacturing site on May 29 at its Barrio Logan shipyard.

Kratos Defense Division Shares $13.4 Million Navy Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on May 29 that one of its divisions is part of Saalex Solutions Inc.’s $13.4 million U.S. Navy contract to provide services at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.

Assistant Navy Secretary’s Visit Drew a Crowd of Contractors

He came, he saw, he networked. The hot ticket in defense contracting circles in late May was the invitation-only reception for Sean Stackley, the assistant U.S. Navy secretary overseeing procurement and new technology (Stackley’s actual title is assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition). SDMAC, the San Diego Military Advisory Council, coordinated the reception.

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Cos. Go to Work in Supporting Troops

DEFENSE: Veterans Get Employment Guidance

As a Fortune 500 company serving a demanding market, Qualcomm Inc. has found that to get maximum impact, it has to fine-tune its products, or even release various generations of a product. It’s what engineering companies do.

Cubic Corp. Gets $5.5 Million Contract with Canadian Army

Cubic Corp. has announced a contract with the Canadian army valued at more than $5.5 million.

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Kratos Shareholders Re-Elect Board, Pass Advisory Measure on Executive Compensation

Shareholders of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. re-elected the company’s board and approved an advisory measure on executive compensation during the company’s annual meeting May 20.

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GA ASI Receives $23.1 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a second contract in as many days, this time to help improve sensor systems on its Reaper unmanned aircraft.

Air Force Orders 8 More Reapers from General Atomics

The U.S. Air Force ordered eight additional Reaper aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., the Pentagon announced on May 20.

KOAM Engineering Awarded $61.8 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a San Diego small business a three-year, $61.8 million contract to provide technical expertise to its Network Integration Engineering Facility.

Cubic Corp. Reports Q2 Net Loss of $11 Million

Cubic Corp. reported a second quarter net loss of $11 million on net sales of $338.8 million during its second quarter, which ended March 31. The company reported net income of $16.1 million on net sales of $354.4 million in the quarter ending March 31, 2014.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Gets $37 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $37 million deal to perform shipyard work on the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Lake Champlain.

There’s Always Something to Grouse About in Spending Bills

What has more moving parts than all of the aircraft parked at Lindbergh Field? Probably the legislation that lets the Pentagon spend money.

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Kratos Is Exploring Strategic Alternatives

DEFENSE: Investment Bank Helping Co. Review Business

Directors at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. are mulling some major changes.

Cubic Corp. Receives $1.7 Million Contract

Cubic Corp. has a buyer for some of its next-generation military communications gear.

RQ Construction Awarded $45.1 Million Army Contract

Carlsbad-based RQ Construction LLC received a $45.1 million U.S. Army contract for a building project at a base south of Seattle.