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Lockheed Selects ViaSat Inc. to Provide System For Navy Program

Lockheed Martin Corp. has chosen Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. to provide a data link communications system for the U.S. Navy’s long range anti-ship missile program — known in Navy parlance as LRASM.

By Brad Graves June 14, 2017 3:34 p.m. share »
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Kratos to Premiere Two Ultra-Fast Drones at Air Show

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. plans to introduce two jet-powered unmanned aircraft at the Paris Air Show, scheduled to run June 19-25.

By Brad Graves June 13, 2017 3:39 p.m. share »

WMD Effects to Be Part of Leidos’ ‘Weather Report’

Leidos Holdings Inc. — one of two companies created from the 2013 split of J. Robert Beyster’s Science Applications International Corp. — has new contracts that will bring work to San Diego.

By Brad Graves June 8, 2017 2:31 p.m. share »

Co. May Expand Its Saudi Role

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. is closer to a contract to provide naval training to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

By Brad Graves June 8, 2017 2:30 p.m. share »

Kratos Receives Contract for Six Unmanned Aircraft

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said it received an order for six high-performance unmanned aircraft from a U.S. government customer, but offered little other information. The business made the announcement June 6.

By Brad Graves June 7, 2017 11:01 a.m. share »

Navy Awards $105 Million Contract to General Dynamics NASSCO

The U.S. Navy tapped General Dynamics NASSCO to perform $105 million worth of work on the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. The ship, which returned from deployment May 15, will be in dry dock for about a year.

By Brad Graves June 6, 2017 5:13 p.m. share »

Cubic Corp. Building New Facility for Its GATR Operations in Alabama

Cubic Corp. is following through on a previously announced building expansion for its Alabama business, GATR Technologies.

By Brad Graves June 2, 2017 10:28 a.m. share »
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Kratos to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Scripps Ranch

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will be moving its corporate headquarters from University Towne Center to Scripps Ranch, after recently signing a lease for more than 26,000 square feet at the Scripps Plaza office property.

By Lou Hirsh May 30, 2017 12:14 p.m. share »

Seven Small Businesses in Line to Split Potential $600M in Navy Contracts

Seven small businesses are in line to split one-half billion dollars’ worth of work over five years, as the U.S. Navy awarded contracts for maintaining large ships at Naval Base San Diego.

By Brad Graves May 26, 2017 9:38 a.m. share »

Northrop Grumman Wins $64.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $64.5 million contract for a year of support for its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance demonstrator unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves May 24, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »

General Atomics Awarded $195.2 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems a $195.2 million deal to put its advanced arresting gear on the USS Enterprise — the third of the new, Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.

By Brad Graves May 22, 2017 1:48 p.m. share »

Augmented Reality, Mini Satellites Exhibited at Pentagon ‘Science Fair’

Every other year, the Defense Department puts on a science fair of sorts in the central courtyard of the Pentagon building.

By Brad Graves May 22, 2017 11:13 a.m. share »

Lockheed Closes Local Office, Plans Cuts at Training Facility

San Diego’s loss is Denver’s gain as Lockheed Martin Corp. closed one of its local offices.

By Brad Graves May 18, 2017 3:58 p.m. share »

Commander-in-Chief Prefers Steam

The fate of a multibillion-dollar project, General Atomics’ electromagnetic launch system for aircraft carriers, seemed a little more uncertain after President Donald Trump criticized it in an interview with Time magazine. Trump reportedly said that he heard bad reviews of the “digital” aircraft catapults, said he thought they sounded overly complicated and that he would prefer that new aircraft carriers have the legacy technology: steam catapults. The president added some salty language for emphasis.

By Brad Graves May 18, 2017 2:48 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Rolls Royce Contract for Work at MCAS Miramar

Rolls Royce Corp. will perform up to $4.7 million worth of work at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for its other business — aircraft engines.

By Brad Graves May 17, 2017 4:51 p.m. share »