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DARPA likes to think big. And executives in the defense world — people such as David Bruemmer — like to know what the customer is thinking.
The Pentagon announced April 21 that the U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Nassco a one-year, $24.2 million contract to sustain Littoral Combat Ships in the port of San Diego.
Cubic Corp. announced on April 20 that it named Jan Hamby to its board of directors.
Military communications and cyber security take center stage during the C4ISR Symposium, set for April 27-29 at the Liberty Station Conference Center in Point Loma.
Northrop Grumman Corp.’s X-47B carrier-based drone is ending its service life with an aerial refueling exercise, though when that last flight will be was not immediately clear on April 17.
The U.S. Navy said it has awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a three-year, $12.3 million contract to repair MIDS radios used on various aircraft platforms.
The U.S. Navy awarded the RQ-Berg Joint Venture of Carlsbad a $25.3 million deal to upgrade the infrastructure at Camp Wilson at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Navy planners expect the work will take two years.
Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 will offer a look at the military in San Diego as part of its Breakfast Dialogue program series.
Cubic Corp. said on April 8 that it received a contract worth more than $6 million from the government of New Zealand to design, supply and install a weapons training range.
Vista-based Cox Construction Co. received a $24 million U.S. Army contract to put up a building in Orange County. The Army Reserve Center in Tustin will include a training building for the 600-member unit, an organizational maintenance shop and a storage building.
Lockheed Martin Corp. received an $8.3 million contract to provide one year of planning and support for two U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Freedom and USS Fort Worth. Half of the work will be done in San Diego, the other half in New Jersey.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received two contract modifications, worth $47.7 million and $14.8 million, from the U.S. Army for the acquisition of ground equipment for unmanned aircraft. Work will take place over the next two years. The Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. awarded the deals, announced April 1 and 2.
General Dynamics Nassco said on April 2 that it made the initial cuts of steel on the third ECO tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers.
The rodeo in Washington is getting going, with lawmakers wrangling over the shape of the Defense Department’s 2016 spending plan.