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General Atomics Unit Receives Contract from Italian Air Force

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a one-year contract covering logistics support for the unmanned aircraft flown by the Italian air force. The deal could be worth as much as $10.5 million.

Cubic Awarded $18M Foreign Military Contract

Cubic Corp. has received an $18 million contract to conduct four years of work for the Australian military.

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Blumberg to Retire as Executive Director of SDMAC

Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced July 24.

Navy Awards BAE Systems Contract Worth $38.3 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract to perform depot-level maintenance and alterations to the USS Bunker Hill, the oldest Ticonderoga-class cruiser in the fleet. The deal is not to exceed $38.3 million. Work is expected to be complete by May of 2016.

Cubic Corp. Wins Contract From Emirates Airlines

San Diego-based Cubic Corp. announced on July 20 that it won a commercial client — Emirates Airlines — for what had previously been a military training product.

Navy Awards Boeing Contract For Support Services

The U.S. Navy awarded the Boeing Co.’s Oklahoma City office a one-year contract modification to provide one year of support services for the U.S. Navy C-40A aircraft, including depot maintenance and operational site support.

San Diego Businesses to Share Work Awarded Under Navy Contracts

The U.S. Navy recently awarded three indefinite-quantity contracts to businesses that will perform engineering and technical work on its submarine fleet.

ImageWare Systems Licenses Technology to Lockheed Martin

A small Rancho Bernardo tech company said on July 14 that it has licensed certain biometric technology to defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp.

Navy Awards Sodexo Management $17.7 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Sodexo Management Inc. a $17.7 million contract modification to provide meals at U.S. Marine Corps bases.

General Atomics Awarded $14.6 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $14.6 million contract modification for one year of software engineering services for its Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. Gray Eagle is a Predator unmanned aircraft built to Army specifications.

Teledyne Takes to Seas With Unmanned Operating Systems

In the late 1960s, a company called Teledyne bought a groundbreaking San Diego aviation firm called Ryan. Building on technology developed for target drones, they came up with a robot plane called the Global Hawk. Eventually, Northrop Grumman Corp. bought the business and ended up selling Global Hawks by the score … and the business stayed in San Diego.

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Rear Adm. Markham Rich to be Next S.D. Navy Mayor

Rear Adm. Markham K. Rich will take his new post as “Navy mayor” of San Diego on July 13 during a private ceremony on the USS Midway museum. Rich’s official title will be commander, Navy Region Southwest.

Navy Awards Work to Seven Contractors

The U.S. Navy said on July 6 that it selected seven contractors to do work on unmanned maritime systems in deals that could individually exceed $100 million, and in some cases $200 million.

Kratos Subsidiary Inks Satellite Equipment Deal

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on July 6 that one of its subsidiaries had a new satellite equipment deal with a large Indonesian telecom company.

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Cubic Corp. Names James Blake VP of Global Defense Business

Cubic Corp. has named James T. Blake to an upper management post in its Cubic Global Defense business.