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Cox Construction Awarded $11.8 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Vista-based Cox Construction Co. an $11.8 million task order to make various repairs at Naval Base Point Loma over the course of two years.

Northrop Grumman Mum on Whether S.D. Will Get Share of $60 Billion Contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. declined comment Tuesday on whether any work from its newly acquired, $60 billion next-generation stealth bomber contract would flow to San Diego’s defense community.

ViaSat Inc. Awarded $13.2 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded ViaSat Inc. a $13.2 deal to develop Mini Crypto — electronics that can encode a message to National Security Agency specifications while keeping size, weight and power consumption to a minimum.

GA-ASI Awarded $19.1 Million Deal With French Air Force

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has a $19.1 million logistics deal with France, the Pentagon announced on Oct. 26.

Army Awards GA-ASI $38.2 Million Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $38.2 million contract modification covering one year of performance-based logistics support for the Army’s Grey Eagle unmanned aircraft.

It’s Awards Season at the Pentagon, Contract Awards That Is

As the old year drew to a close, the push at the Defense Department was to get funds obligated before the chimes struck 12.

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Radio Work Signals Jobs for Northrop Grumman’s Local Units

DEFENSE: Contractor Wins Bids for F-35s And Signal Jammers

Northrop Grumman Corp. sees growth ahead in its military radio business in Kearny Mesa and Carmel Mountain Ranch.

Navy Awards Contracts to Marathon Construction, R.E. Staite Engineering

Marathon Construction Corp. of Lakeside and R.E. Staite Engineering Inc. of San Diego were among five contractors receiving up to five years of U.S. Navy construction work, primarily on the West Coast.

Tapestry Solutions Inc. Receives $7.2 Million DoD Contract

Tapestry Solutions Inc. of San Diego received a $7.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Transportation Command on Oct. 1. Under the deal, Tapestry will sustain the current, version 6 of the ICODES cargo transportation planning software.

BAE Systems Awards Cobham $51 Million Contract for F-35 Components

Cobham recently received approximately $51 million from BAE Systems for microelectronic products for the F-35 Lightning II platform.

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Opposing Forces

DEFENSE: The Pentagon Cash Flow Is Kind to Some Cos., But the Specter of Defense Budget Cuts Still Looms

How healthy is the region’s defense economy? In the short term, it’s great. In the long term, observers seem a little more guarded

General Dynamics NASSCO Begins Work on Support Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO said on Oct. 14 that it started construction on the fourth in a series of expeditionary warfare support ships. The U.S. Navy signed a $498.1 million deal to build the ship in June.

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William Bogle Named Executive Director of SDMAC

SDMAC, the San Diego Military Advisory Council, has named William T.R. Bogle as its executive director.

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USO San Diego Appoints Arne John Nelson CEO

USO San Diego named has Arne John Nelson as its new chief executive officer.

PKL Services Receives $11.6M Contract Modification for Foreign Military Work

PKL Services Inc. of Poway received a two-year, $11.6 million contract modification to provide maintenance and operation services to aircraft operated by the Republic of Singapore.