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Solpac Construction Awarded $14.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a San Diego firm at least $14.5 million worth of hangar construction work at Naval Air Station Lemoore in the San Joaquin Valley.

Kratos Awarded Five-Year, $12.1 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army said on June 3 that it awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. a five-year, $12.1 million contract for research and development that is apparently related to rocketry.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Gets $36.6 Million Deal for Destroyer Upgrade, Maintenance

The U.S. Navy said on recently that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $36.6 million deal for maintenance and upgrade work to an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Kidd.

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Mick Jaggers Promoted to VP at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently said that it promoted Mick Jaggers to vice president and program manager for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system programs.

General Atomics Delivers Reaper Aircraft to French Military

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said on May 29 that it delivered its third unmanned Reaper aircraft to the French Ministry of Defense, less than two months after the contract award. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Navy Awards Contract to Koam Engineering Systems

The U.S. Navy awarded San Diego-based KOAM Engineering Systems Inc. a contract for marine design and engineering services that could be worth as much as $76.1 million through January 2020 — provided that the Navy exercises all of its options and issues orders up to the contract’s maximum amount.

Air Force Awards Cubic Corp. $9.9 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Cubic Corp. an additional $9.9 million to provide solutions to enhance the Air Force’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear counter proliferation and survivability missions program.

Kratos Receives Two-Year, $4.5 Million Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 2 that it received a two-year, $4.5 million contract to support U.S. government programs in directed energy.

Kratos Defense to Sell Electronics Division for $265M to London Contractor

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has agreed to sell one of its businesses to a London defense and electronics contractor for $265 million, the two companies announced June 1.

Navy Awards ViaSat Contract Worth as Much as $478.6 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. an electronics contract that could be worth as much as $478.6 million over five years, the Pentagon announced on May 28.

General Dynamics NASSCO Unveils Energy-Saving Lighting System

General Dynamics NASSCO unveiled one of the largest controlled exterior lighting systems for a manufacturing site on May 29 at its Barrio Logan shipyard.

Kratos Defense Division Shares $13.4 Million Navy Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on May 29 that one of its divisions is part of Saalex Solutions Inc.’s $13.4 million U.S. Navy contract to provide services at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.

Assistant Navy Secretary’s Visit Drew a Crowd of Contractors

He came, he saw, he networked. The hot ticket in defense contracting circles in late May was the invitation-only reception for Sean Stackley, the assistant U.S. Navy secretary overseeing procurement and new technology (Stackley’s actual title is assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition). SDMAC, the San Diego Military Advisory Council, coordinated the reception.

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Cos. Go to Work in Supporting Troops

DEFENSE: Veterans Get Employment Guidance

As a Fortune 500 company serving a demanding market, Qualcomm Inc. has found that to get maximum impact, it has to fine-tune its products, or even release various generations of a product. It’s what engineering companies do.

Cubic Corp. Gets $5.5 Million Contract with Canadian Army

Cubic Corp. has announced a contract with the Canadian army valued at more than $5.5 million.