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GA-ASI Prepares to Fill a King-Size Contract for Predator B

A $1 billion British order for Predator unmanned aircraft is winding its bureaucratic way toward General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. GA-ASI said it expects to start deliveries to the U.K. Royal Air Force in late 2018.

By Brad Graves December 1, 2016 12:46 p.m.   $$ Share

Navy Awards Raytheon Five-Year Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a five-year deal to provide engineering technical services and field services for specialty radar systems that go on small aircraft such as F/A-18 Hornets, EA-18G Growlers and Harrier jump jets.

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NASSCO President Fred Harris to Retire; Kevin Graney Named Successor

Kevin Graney will take over as president of General Dynamics NASSCO on Jan. 1, following the retirement of the shipyard’s longtime president, Fred Harris.

Kratos Prices Shares of Common Stock Offering

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Nov. 18 that it priced a new offering of 11.67 million shares of common stock at $6 a share.

Kratos Plans to Sell $50 Million in Stock Offering

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Nov. 17 that it plans to sell more stock. The corporation plans to sell up to $50 million to fund the company’s high-performance unmanned combat aerial system program, and to pay down debt, CEO Eric DeMarco said via email.

Mission Change Comes With Name Change for Drone

The fiercely named Predator has drawn another humanitarian assignment. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced that it is making a company-owned and operated Predator C aircraft available for humanitarian aid missions.

Kratos Gets $17.8 Million Contract for Drones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Nov. 16 that it received a $17.8 million contract for target drones.

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GA-ASI Makes Unmanned Predator Available for Humanitarian Missions

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced that it is making a company owned and operated Predator C aircraft available for humanitarian aid missions.

Sodhexo Management Picked to Provide Food Service for U.S. Marine Corps

If you’re a Marine, early November is a time for cake. One of the service’s enduring traditions is celebrating its birthday.

Three Small Businesses Selected to Compete for Navy Contracts

Three small businesses have received U.S. Navy contracts to provide commercial industrial services and interior preservation services on Navy ships in San Diego.

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Updated Jet-Powered Predator Aircraft Makes Virgin Flight

A new, larger model of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s Predator C Avenger aircraft made its first flight on Oct. 27, the company said Nov. 10.

Navy Awards Two Contracts to BAE Systems Ship Repair

The U.S. Navy sent BAE Systems Ship Repair a pair of big contracts this week.

SDMAC: Military Grows to 20 Percent of Local Economy

DEFENSE: Annual Report Shows Sector Has Greater Impact Than Tourism

San Diego no longer looks like the military town it was at mid-century, when Horton Plaza was full of sailors, when the Consolidated plant on Pacific Highway turned out military aircraft and when giant radio antennas dominated neighborhoods.

Kratos Reports Q3 Net Revenue of $165.4 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported a GAAP net loss of $23.6 million, or 39 cents per share, on revenue of $165.4 million during its third quarter, which ended Sept. 25.

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman Corp. $10.4 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $10.4 million contract modification to produce one additional Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, using 2017 funds. The larger of the two Fire Scout models, the MQ-8C is a Bell model 407 helicopter modified to operate autonomously. One third of the work will be performed in San Diego.