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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.
J. Robert Beyster, who started a small defense contracting business in a La Jolla building shared with a ballet studio and built that business into a Fortune 500 company, died of natural causes at his home in La Jolla early Dec. 22. He was 90 years old.
The U.S. Air Force announced that Tapestry Solutions Inc., the San Diego software maker, received a $48.4 million contract for Global Decision Support System application support services.
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $498.1 million contract modification to build a fourth Mobile Landing Platform ship of the USNS Montford Point class.
The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to maintain and modernize one of its ships, the USS Wayne E. Meyer.
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Northrop Grumman Corp. just received a contract to sell four unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to the government of South Korea for $657 million in a move that reinforces employment in Rancho Bernardo — Northrop’s program office for the long-winged reconnaissance drone.
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The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a $26.1 million contract for work on integrated shipboard electronic systems aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships.
Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 16 that it acquired DTECH LABS Inc., a Virginia company specializing in radio technology for military, government and commercial customers, for as much as $114.5 million.
Northrop Grumman Corp. sold four Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft to South Korea for $657 million.
The U.S. Army said on Dec. 15 that it awarded a contract modification worth $114.6 million to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.
The people who build remotely piloted aircraft in Poway are also busy developing collision avoidance technology.
Raytheon Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems unit in San Diego received a $38.5 million U.S. Navy contract modification, the Navy announced on Dec. 11.
Kearny Mesa defense contractor Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 9 that it received a $12 million contract amendment to provide urban warfare training aids for the government of Canada.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 8 that one of its subsidiaries received a contract to provide ground electronics to a satellite company in Qatar.