SD DEFENSE

End of Fiscal Year Is Awards Time for Military

The usual deluge of contract awards came with the end of the Pentagon’s fiscal year.

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Northrop Delivers on Lifesaving Jamming Devices

Northrop Grumman Corp. said this month that it delivered all of its JCREW software-programmable signal jammers created during the program’s low-rate initial production phase. Final delivery of the dismounted systems was in June.

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Co.’s Radio Technology Keeps Lines of Communication Open

TECH: Military Is Major Customer for Software, Hardware

Making radios that successfully connect on the battlefield is a real-world challenge. When soldiers have to go into cities — or tunnels — radio communication gets even more difficult.

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Kratos Expands Military Training Projects

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said Oct. 11 that it received more than $30 million in scope increases on multiple existing military training contracts.

Harper Gets Military Construction Deals at Camp Pendleton, Fort Sill

Harper Construction Co. recently won two Pentagon construction contracts, for work on "starship barracks" and high-explosive magazines.

Leidos to Support Navy Health Research in $58M Deal

Leidos Inc. recently received a five-year, $57.8 million task order to perform work at Naval Health Research Center in San Diego.

Investor Gets Observer Status on Viasat Board

Viasat Inc. said on Oct. 3 that a major investor, the Baupost Group LLC, will get a presence on its board as a non-voting observer. As of Oct. 4, Baupost had an $861 million stake in the Carlsbad company.

Kratos Receives Contract for 6 Drones

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. announced Oct. 2 that it received a new contract award for six high-performance, jet-powered unmanned aerial drone system aircraft.

Navy May Partner to Redevelop SPAWAR Site

The U.S. Navy is mulling its options to renovate or redevelop its 42-acre SPAWAR complex in Old Town — a former aircraft factory — as well as a nearby 24-acre complex on Sports Arena Boulevard.

20 S.D. Cos. to Join MetroConnect Program to Boost Reach

Participants include small- and mid-sized companies in a variety of sectors, including biotech, defense, manufacturing and consumer goods. To date, 45 companies have participated in the program, generating $15 million in new export sales.

SDMAC Is Earning Respect as a Role Model

NONPROFIT: Group Seen as Example of Cooperation, Effectiveness

The San Diego Military Advisory Council has become a role model.

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Coffman Specialties Gets $15.8M Defense Contract

San Diego-based Coffman Specialties Inc. received a $15.8 million task order to repair airfield pavement at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley.

‘Boot Camp’ Gets Small Cos. Competitive For Contracts

Fifteen small defense contractors from San Diego County have been chosen to participate in the Defense Innovation Voucher program, called DIVx for short.

Reporter's Notebook: NASSCO to Begin Work On Auxiliary Ship Orders

General Dynamics NASSCO was scheduled to begin building a series of U.S. Navy auxiliary vessels Sept. 20 at its Barrio Logan shipyard.

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RQ Construction Receives SEAL Campus Work

The U.S. Navy awarded RQ Construction LLC of Carlsbad a $63.6 million firm fixed-price contract to design and build facilities at the Naval Special Warfare Coastal Campus at Coronado.