Israeli Co. Buys Chassis Plans

Israel-based Aeronautics Ltd. has acquired Rancho Bernardo-based Chassis Plans, a business that produces ruggedized computers and peripherals. Financial terms were not disclosed. Chassis Plans will stay in its San Diego offices and add to its workforce, said CEO Michael McCormack.

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Predator Tries Anti-Submarine Role

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Nov. 13 that one of its unmanned MQ-9 Predator B aircraft participated in an anti-submarine warfare demonstration during war games in mid-October in the ocean west of San Clemente Island.

Thermo Fisher Awarded $40 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. a five-year, $40 million contract for customized reagents and consumables.

GA Acquires Assets of Colorado-based Co. Specializing in Small Satellites

General Atomics has acquired the majority of the assets of Englewood, Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC.

General Atomics gets $8.9M U.S. Missile Defense Agency Contract

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group an $8.9 million contract.

Marine Corps. Awards Cubic Corp. $11.6 M Contract

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Cubic Corp. a six-month, $11.6 million contract for readiness training support

Kratos Reports a Nearly 20 Percent Increase in Q3 Revenue

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported an 18.6 percent increase in revenue and a markedly lower net loss in the third quarter.

Continued Growth Expected in Local Defense Spending

Pentagon spending in San Diego County rose 3.2 percent between 2016 and 2017, and economists who track the numbers predict slightly faster growth this year.

Contractor Finds Sweet Spot As Bigger Fish in Small Pond

Indus Technology Inc. has a new owner.

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GA Aeronautical Maps Wildfires

The California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing put an MQ-9 unmanned aircraft to work over Northern California earlier this month to gather intelligence on how the catastrophic wildfires were progressing.

The Pentagon Taps Coffman Specialties for $31.1M Work Order

The Pentagon awarded San Diego-based Coffman Specialties Inc. a $31.1 million task order.

5 S.D. Firms Compete for $30 million in U.S. Navy Work

Five San Diego construction firms will vie for $30 million worth of U.S. Navy work under a decision announced by the Pentagon Oct. 23.

U.S. Army Gives GA-ASI a $462.1M Contract for Servicing Drone

GA-ASI received a $462.1 million contract modification from the U.S. Army for a year’s worth of services for the Army’s Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

Co. Provides ‘Spares’ for Aircraft Carrier Systems

General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems unit is providing the Navy with repair parts for its next-generation aircraft catapult and arresting gear, which is being installed on the new USS Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.

GA-ASI Retools for Extended-Range Drones

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has made some changes in its Poway factory reflecting its U.S. Army client’s new preferences.