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General Atomics Contracts With Lockheed Martin

General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems unit said it received a contract to provide battery systems to defense giant Lockheed Martin, which is building dry combat submersibles for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

A Glimpse Behind the Curtain at a Busy Defense Contractor

General Atomics normally won’t come out and tell the world how busy it is.

Cobham Gets Multimillion-Dollar Contract

Cobham, which operates the former Remec business in San Diego, said it received orders worth tens of millions of dollars for radio frequency microelectronics to support the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

Pentagon Awards GA-ASI Two Contracts Worth a Total of $42.6 Million

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $25.3 million contract modification to acquire four Gray Eagle war replacement aircraft and four satellite data terminals. The expected completion date is December 2017.

Navy to Give SIO Up to $30 Million to Retrofit Research Vessel

The U.S. Navy announced on Sept. 12 that it will reimburse the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego almost $30 million for the mid-life retrofit of the oceanographic research vessel Roger Revelle.

Pentagon Awards Kratos Defense $54 Million Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on Sept. 12 that it received a $54 million contract to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with five Marine common aircrew trainers.

Northrop Grumman Corp. Awarded $108.1 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $108.1 million contract to buy 10 Fire Scout unmanned helicopters.

Milpower Awarded Navy Deal Potentially Worth $29.5M

The U.S. Navy awarded Milpower Inc. a five-year contract to build power amplifiers. The deal could be worth as much as $29.5 million if the Navy orders to its full extent.

Kratos Defense & Security to Train Swedish Armed Forces

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said it received a contract to train helicopter crews for the Swedish armed forces. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Poway-Based PKL Services Inc. Awarded $11.9 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 5 that it awarded Poway-based PKL Services Inc. a one-year, $11.9 million contract modification for aircraft maintenance and operation services.

PKL Services Receives Foreign Military Contract Worth Up to $495M

Poway-based PKL Services received a five-year contract from the Royal Saudi Air Force with a ceiling value of $495 million.

Navy Awards Pave Tech a $10 Million Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded Vista-based Pave Tech Inc. a $10 million contract modification to make improvements to a taxiway, runway lighting and electrical infrastructure at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. Work, which will expand the width of a taxiway and replace existing asphalt pavement with concrete, is expected to last through November 2017.

NASSCO Receives $511M Contract for 2 Vessels

SHIPPING: Ships Able To Haul Containers And Other Cargo

General Dynamics NASSCO received a $511 million contract from Matson Navigation Co. Inc. to build two ships able to haul containers and other cargo on routes to Hawaii, the companies announced.

Can San Diego Defend Against Possible Base Closure Threats?

Geopolitics are complex enough to make your head spin. From the Middle East to the China Sea, there are thorny and complicated disputes. But within the borders of the United States is something that might be just as complicated: the politics of Pentagon spending.

Cubic Corp. Receives $80M Task Order for Military Training Support

Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. said on Aug. 29 that it received a five-year, $80 million task order to support aviation training at five U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps bases.