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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.

Navy Awards $75M Contract to Huntington Ingalls to Repair Aircraft Carriers

The Pentagon inked a two-year contract with Huntington Ingalls Inc. to provide ship repair support for two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the USS Nimitz and the USS Carl Vinson. One-fourth of the work is expected to go to San Diego, with the balance to Bremerton, Wash.

BAE Systems Receives $13.6 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has set aside time and money to improve the USS Sterett, a guided missile destroyer based in San Diego.

Soltek Pacific Receives $20.2 Million Navy Contract

San Diego-based Solpac Construction Inc., which does business as Soltek Pacific Construction Co., received a $20.2 million U.S. Navy contract to build a multistory training building to prepare pilots to fly the next generation of fighter aircraft: the F-35C Lightning II.

Navy Awards $13M Contract to General Dynamics NASSCO

The Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $13 million, one-year contract modification to turn out preliminary designs for a new amphibious-landing ship.

General Atomics Awarded $737 Million Contract

DEFENSE: S.D. Will Get 45% of Work on Aircraft Carrier System

General Atomics received a major contract this month for its electromagnetic aircraft carrier catapult as well as for a similarly powered arresting gear to catch the small jets landing on the carrier deck.

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Drones Drafted for Humanitarian Role

DEFENSE: GA ASI’s Craft On Refugee Rescue Missions

A humanitarian crisis playing itself out in Europe has Italian authorities hungry for information — and turning to 13 San Diego-built unmanned aircraft to get it.

General Atomics ASI Receives $121.4 Million Army Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. recently received a $121.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Army.

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David Buss, Retired Vice Admiral, Joins Cubic Corp.

David H. Buss, who recently retired as a vice admiral and who served as the U.S. Navy’s Coronado-based “air boss,” has taken a vice president’s job with Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. The San Diego defense contractor announced the appointment on June 24.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $60.9 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $60.9 million service contract related to its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance demonstrator unmanned aircraft, which is similar to its Global Hawk.

BAE Systems Wins $15.2 Million Navy Contract

The USS Sampson will make a stop at the BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair yard in Barrio Logan under a newly awarded U.S. Navy contract.

Navy Awards General Atomics $737 Million Contract

General Atomics received a major contract this month for its electromagnetic aircraft carrier catapult as well as for a similarly powered arresting gear to catch the small jets landing on the carrier deck.

Paul Cassani Joins Veteran-Owned Epsilon Systems

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., a veteran-owned professional and technical services company, announced that Paul Cassani has joined the company as president of its Technical Services Group.