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Kearny Mesa defense contractor Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 9 that it received a $12 million contract amendment to provide urban warfare training aids for the government of Canada.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 8 that one of its subsidiaries received a contract to provide ground electronics to a satellite company in Qatar.
Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 8 that it received a contract to improve U.S. Navy electronics, specifically a data link system that handles video among other types of data. The work could be worth as much as $1.3 million.
President Obama’s Dec. 5 nomination of Ashton Carter to be secretary of defense has attracted commentary from observers inside and outside the Washington beltway. Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, said the nomination might be a good sign.
Northrop Grumman Corp. announced that it delivered the first operational large version of its MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, to its U.S. Navy customer.
The U.S. Navy has teamed up with Arizona State University to create a new technology transfer organization in San Diego.
The U.S. Transportation Command announced on Dec. 1 that it exercised a six-month option of an existing contract with Miramar Transportation Inc.
Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 2 that it received a $1.2 million contract to provide laser-based military training equipment to the Baltic country of Latvia.
A&D GC Inc. of Santee is one of five small businesses that will be able to compete for $240 million worth of task orders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the next five years, the Army recently announced.
Steam’s days are numbered, at least when it comes to shooting an aircraft off a carrier deck.
DEFENSE: Final Decision on 10-Year Project Likely in 2015
The U.S. Navy is eyeing the southern portion of Coronado’s Silver Strand for a 1.5 million-square-foot construction project that will take 10 years to finish, and will mean up to $800 million in business for Navy contractors.
Cubic Corp. reported net income of $32.8 million on record quarterly sales of $396.4 million during its fourth quarter, which ended Sept. 30. For the year, Cubic (NYSE: CUB) reported net income of $69.5 million on annual sales of $1.398 billion.
Cubic Corp. said on Nov. 24 that it received more than $51 million in orders from the U.S. Army for laser-based equipment to be used during war games.
LRAD Corp., the Rancho Bernardo maker of high-volume acoustic devices used by the military and law enforcement, reported net income of $3.3 million for fiscal 2014, up 164 percent from the $1.3 million recorded in fiscal 2013.
PsychArmor, a nonprofit that helps veterans and their families, recently received a $1 million donation from the Rebecca Moores Foundation. The grant will help launch the Moores Center for Military Service Providers, which will assist civilian mental health practitioners who care for veterans, as well as others who provide similar services.