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Kratos Reports Q2 Revenue of $229.3M

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., the defense holding company based in the University Towne Center area, said on July 7 that it recorded a net loss of $49.9 million on revenue of $229.3 million during its second quarter, which ended on June 29.

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New Commander Takes Over at SPAWAR

Spawar received a new commander Aug. 7 during ceremonies where the U.S. Navy’s top admiral officiated.

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Cubic Reports Q3 Results

Cubic Corp., the San Diego defense contractor and provider of mass transit fare systems, reported fiscal 2014 third quarter revenue of $340.4 million, up 1 percent from the like quarter of last year.

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ViaSat Shares $116.8M Defense Deal With Iowa Company

The Department of Defense said on July 30 that ViaSat Inc. and Data Link Solutions LLC will share a $116.8 million contract modification to do systems engineering and integration on sophisticated military radios:

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Cubic Receives $700M Deal With London Mass Transit System

Cubic Corp. said on July 29 that it received a contract worth more than $700 million to provide fare collection services to London’s mass transit system.

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Cubic Defense Contract Is Potentially Worth $500 Million

The Pentagon said on July 23 that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded Cubic Corp. a contract that could be worth up to $500 million over 10 years.

Companies Vie for Temporary Staffing Work at San Diego-Area Navy Hospitals

Task orders under the contract could be worth up to $130.4 million.

Kratos Receives Army Contract Potentially Worth 34.8M

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said July 15 that it received a U.S. Army contract that could be worth up to $34.8 million over five years.

General Atomics Receives $38.8M Army Deal for Explosives Detection

The U.S. Army awarded Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $38.8 million, one-year contract modification to operate, sustain and integrate Highlighter sensors able to detect improvised explosive devices.

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General Atomics ASI Is Seeking International Customers for Predator XP

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used England’s Farnborough International Air Show to announce the first flight of its Predator aircraft built for markets in the developing world.

Event to Encourage Women-Owned Businesses to Seek Federal Contracts

The San Diego ChallengeHER event on Wednesday July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon is aimed at educating female entrepreneurs about the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, and to bring more women-owned businesses into the federal government’s supply chain, according to an announcement from the U.S. Small Business Administration, which is co-sponsoring the event.

Daylight Defense Gets Research Grant From Army

Daylight Defense LLC of Rancho Bernardo said that it received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Army to develop next-generation high-power ultraviolet laser capability to support future defense applications.

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Kratos Reports $4.2M Unmanned Aerial Systems Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it recently received a $4.2 million contract for unmanned aerial systems from a longstanding customer.

Game-Changing Railgun Moves to Next Phase of Development

DEFENSE: System Shoots Projectiles 7 Times Faster Than the Speed of Sound

General Atomics may have been feeling more like a bridesmaid than a bride on a sunny July morning at Naval Base San Diego.

Destroyer Work Worth $15.9 Million for BAE Systems

The U.S. Navy said July 9 that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $15.9 million contract modification to do dry dock work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur.