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GA-ASI Looks to Build on Its Customer Base in NATO

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. wants to sell its unmanned aircraft to Germany.

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Kratos Defense Contract Potentially Worth $22.3 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 10 that it received a defense contract that could be worth as much as $22.3 million if its client exercises all of its options.

Navy Awards BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Contract Worth up to $61.1 million

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract that could be worth up to $61.1 million for the fitting-out availability and post-shakedown availability of a new San Antonio-class amphibious landing platform dock, named after Rep. John P. Murtha. San Diego will be the ship’s home port.

Kratos Receives Contracts Worth $6.2 Million From Several Customers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 6 that it received $3.6 million in contract awards for specialized security systems for two unnamed major mass transit customers in the United States. The systems include access control, video surveillance, analytics and communications.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $62.4 Million, One-Year Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $62.4 million, one-year contract option to operate and maintain its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator aircraft, which are seagoing versions of Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk spy aircraft.

BAE Systems Awarded $53.4 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan a $53.4 million contract for shipyard work on the destroyer USS Russell. The Pentagon announced the award on June 6.

Defense Dept. Awards ViaSat $33.1 Million Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a $33.1 million, one-year deal to provide senior leaders and their support staff with communications services over the ViaSat subscription service while traveling by aircraft. The government may continue the service for up to another year at its option.

Kratos Division Receives $6.6 Million Contract

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said June 1 that its Modular Systems Division received $6.6 million in contracts.

Navy Awards $46.3 Million Contract to Straub Construction

Fallbrook-based Straub Construction Inc. received a $46.3 million U.S. Navy contract for hangar modernization and additions at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The hangar work will accommodate the F-35C Lightning II aircraft, which the Navy plans to introduce to the fleet.

General Dynamics NASSCO Getting New Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has indicated it wants a fifth expeditionary warfare ship from General Dynamics NASSCO.

San Diego-Based Sygnos Inc. Receives $8.4M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Sygnos Inc., a San Diego-based small business, an $8.4 million contract to repair and restore a bachelor enlisted quarters building at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Navy Awards $40.7 Million Contract to BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $40.7 million contract for dry dock work on the guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton. The work, which the Navy calls an extended dry-docking selected restricted availability, will include maintenance, modernization and repair.

Have Gun — Will Travel: GA Shows Its Railgun’s Features

A few years ago, the U.S. Navy chose BAE Systems as the prime contractor to build its electromagnetic railgun — a turn of events that probably stung at General Atomics, since the local company wanted that distinction.

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Retired Navy Vice Admiral to Lead Cubic Corp.'s Global Defense Unit

Cubic Corp. said May 25 that it promoted David Buss to president of its Cubic Global Defense business unit. He replaces Bill Toti, who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities.

Navy Awards General Dynamics NASSCO One-Year Contract Worth Up to $83.5 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a one-year contract extension for littoral combat ship sustainment. The deal could be worth up as much as $83.5 million.