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New SPAWAR Commander Brings Experience of End User to Job

Transitions are part of life in the U.S. Navy. Sailors regularly move from one city to the next, or from one continent to another. But even for Capt. Melvin Yokoyama Jr., who has spent more than 25 years in the Navy, this last transition has been quite a change of scenery.

By Brad Graves July 13, 2017 1:38 p.m. share »

Shipbuilder Announces Up to 300 Layoffs

BAE Systems said July 11 that it planned to lay off as many as 300 employees at its Barrio Logan shipyard. The positions could be eliminated in early September, the business said.

By Brad Graves July 11, 2017 4:11 p.m. share »
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Cubic CFO Takes New Role, Replacement Named

Cubic Corp. plans to transition current CFO Jay Thomas to an executive adviser’s role and name a new chief financial officer in October.

By Brad Graves July 11, 2017 3:54 p.m. share »

Camp Pendleton Work Part of Contract Awarded to Small Business

F3EA JV LLC, a small business, has been awarded a five-year contract worth up to $16.4 million to support underwater egress training systems at four U.S. Marine Corps bases.

By Brad Graves July 7, 2017 10:25 a.m. share »

Tapestry to Share $28M Contract

San Diego-based Tapestry Solutions Inc., a part of Boeing Co., received a $28 million U.S. Air Force contract that it will share with another Boeing unit, Jeppesen.

By Brad Graves July 6, 2017 2:55 p.m. share »
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Local Cos. Get Big-Ticket Items in Rough Draft of Defense Budget

A rough draft of the fiscal 2018 Pentagon budget is out, and as usual, it includes some big-ticket purchases from San Diego’s aircraft makers and shipbuilders.

By Brad Graves July 6, 2017 2:50 p.m. share »

Continental Maritime Gets $37.8 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Continental Maritime a $37.8 million delivery order to cover shipyard work to the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Chosin.

By Brad Graves June 28, 2017 4:54 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Kratos $37.1 Million Contract for Drones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. received a big contract for jet-powered target drones, used in military war games. The U.S. Navy announced the $37.1 million contract modification on June 27.

By Brad Graves June 28, 2017 2:40 p.m. share »

Navy to Spend Hundreds of Millions for Help at Point Loma Lab

Six companies received contracts to provide support services at the U.S. Navy’s Point Loma lab. Under the best of circumstances, the work announced on June 14 will extend to the middle of 2022.

By Brad Graves June 27, 2017 3:48 p.m. share »

ViaSat Awarded $88.3 Million Military Contract

ViaSat Inc. reported on June 26 that it received an $88.3 million contract to provide radios to the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, adding that it is tripling its production capabilities for so-called MIDS JTRS terminals.

By Brad Graves June 26, 2017 3:17 p.m. share »

S.D. Cos. to Share $492 Million Navy Contract

Four companies will divide up to $492 million worth of orders over an eight-year period, thanks to contracts recently awarded by SPAWAR, the U.S. Navy’s information technology command. A good deal of the work will flow to San Diego.

By Brad Graves June 26, 2017 2:28 p.m. share »

Palomar Display Products Awarded $9.3 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Palomar Display Products a $9.3 million contract modification, letting the Army buy more of the Carlsbad company’s binocular image control units. T

By Brad Graves June 23, 2017 10:03 a.m. share »
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General Dynamics Says It's No. 1 in Ouput

General Dynamics NASSCO has claimed the greatest output from a single U.S. shipyard since World War II.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 5:38 p.m. share »
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Navy Reportedly Picks Ships for UAV Operations

The aircraft contract isn’t awarded yet, but the U.S. Navy has already decided which of its aircraft carriers will launch and retrieve the MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »

GA-ASI Shot Down in Court, Still Ready to Celebrate Its Successes

Germany will go ahead with plans to use Heron unmanned aircraft made by Israel Aerospace Industries, leasing those Heron drones from Airbus. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. wanted that business for itself and tried get it, going as far as a German court to get the government to reconsider GA-ASI’s proposal. But the company’s gamble didn’t pay off. The court ruled on May 31 that the German government could lease the Herons, Defense News reported.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 2:24 p.m. share »