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Poway's General Atomics Awarded $43.3 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Poway’s General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $43.3 million contract to provide unspecified retrofits to an unspecified number of Reaper unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves January 6, 2015 3:07 p.m.   Share

Vanguard Delivers Satellite Structures to Lockheed Martin

Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on Jan. 22 that it recently delivered two satellite bus structures to satellite-builder Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT).

Proposed Jones Act Repeal Could Hurt Domestic Shipbuilders

A move afoot in Washington, D.C., has the potential to disrupt business at General Dynamics Nassco.

General Atomics Receives Multimillion-Dollar Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received a multimillion-dollar contract to provide logistics support for unmanned aircraft operated by the United Kingdom. The Pentagon announced the award — which is not to exceed $34.6 million — on Jan. 20.

Japan to Buy Global Hawk Aircraft from Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp. has confirmed that the Japanese government plans to buy the company’s Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. Specifics of the buy, however, are not yet available.

Public Memorial Set for SAIC Founder J.R. Beyster

A public memorial for J.R. Beyster, founder and longtime CEO of defense contractor SAIC, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1775 East Mission Bay Drive. Beyster died on Dec. 22 at age 90.

I.E.-Pacific Inc. Receives $16.4 Million Order From Navy

A San Diego construction company will renovate and build facilities at Naval Base Ventura County to accommodate the U.S. Navy’s new Triton unmanned aircraft.

Budget Deal Brings Welcome Clarity to Defense Industry

DEFENSE: Some Seek to Sideline Any Sequestration

Just in time for the holidays, the federal government gave Brad Antle and his defense contracting peers a gift they had hoped for: visibility to the road ahead.

Navy Awards IT Contract to Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy announced on Dec. 30 that it awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract to provide information technology for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Some 16 percent of the work will be conducted in San Diego.

Kratos Defense Receives Three Satellite Contracts Totaling $40 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 30 that it recently received three satellite communications contracts collectively worth $40 million. The company did not name its customers.

Defense Contractor Chooses Vanguard to Make Reflector Antennas

San Diego-based Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on Dec. 29 that Harris Corp., the $5 billion Florida defense contractor, has selected it to produce satellite antenna reflectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Cubic, Kratos Secure Air Force Contracts

The U.S. Air Force announced contracts for two San Diego companies on Dec. 29. Under the deals, Cubic Corp. will work stateside to support air force training in Saudi Arabia, while Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will concentrate on satellite communications work in Colorado.

Kratos Receives $13 Million Contract Modification from Navy

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 23 that it received a contract modification worth $13 million to build helicopter simulators for the U.S. Navy.

Kratos Receives $72.3 Million Contract From Air Force

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 22 that its Composite Engineering Inc. subsidiary received a $72.3 million award to supply target drones and associated support to the U.S. Air Force.

General Atomics Affiliate Awarded $375.2 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on Dec. 23 that it awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $375.2 million contract for logistical support for its unmanned Predator and Reaper aircraft. Work will be performed in Poway and extend through the end of 2015.