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BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Receives $28.2M Navy Deal

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $28.2 million contract modification for work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Higgins.

Harper Construction Co. Gets $25.1 Million Navy Deal

Harper Construction Co. Inc. will travel to Ventura County to perform its latest building project for the U.S. Navy.

Pacific West Builders Awarded $9 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Pacific West Builders, a small business based in National City, a $9 million project at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Under the deal, announced Feb. 29, the company will repair and rehabilitate Field Maintenance Facility Building 2000. Work is expected to last through the end of the year.

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Low-Tech Innovation Provides Soldiers With Proper Cover

HEALTH: Surfer Sunscreen Inspires Pair To Develop Camo Face Paint With SPF

While the military develops robotic pack animals and “super vision” contact lenses, it’s surprising to see untapped innovation in something as low-tech as camouflage face paint.

Navy Awards $156.6 Million Contract to General Dynamics NASSCO

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $156.6 million contract for shipyard work on the USS Essex, a large amphibious assault ship that joined the fleet in the 1990s.

U.S. Navy Awards Three-Year Contracts to Four Companies

Four companies — Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., G2 Software Systems Inc., Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. and Science Applications International Corp. — received U.S. Navy contracts to provide technical support to SPAWAR, the San Diego-based Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Marine Corps Award Cubic Corp. Contracts Worth $3.7 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Feb. 29 that it received a series of contracts collectively worth $3.7 million to improve the U.S. Marine Corps’ battle simulation system.

General Atomics ASI Tests Predator B Designed for Longer Range Missions

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. recently announced the first flight of a longer-endurance Predator B unmanned aircraft with extended wings. The new wings give the aircraft 48 percent more flight time or greater, as well as the ability to carry more objects under the wings.

Lockheed Martin Corp. Secures $10.4M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a 19-month, $10.4 million contract modification to provide support for an undersea warfare and anti-submarine warfare combat system.

Carlsbad-Based Palomar Display Products Receives Six Orders Worth $7.8 Million

Palomar Display Products Inc. of Carlsbad said it received six domestic and international orders worth $7.8 million for military thermal sight displays.

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Marine Corps Not a Target-Rich Environment for BRAC

The U.S. Marine Corps’ top general says the service’s base structure is lean and well-suited for its mission. “Our view is we don’t have a whole lot of excess capacity,” Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, said during a talk with reporters Feb. 19.

Navy Awards BAE Systems $15.6 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $15.6 million contract to conduct post-shakedown availabilities for the Navy’s newest littoral combat ships, the USS Detroit and the USS Montgomery.

Air Force Awards $18.7 Million Contract to Kratos, Subsidiary

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. and its Composite Engineering Inc. subsidiary will provide unmanned aerial target systems to the U.S. Air Force under an $18.7 million deal. San Diego-based Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced the award Feb. 23.

Bomb Threats Disrupt Ship Repair Operations

Schedules at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair and the nearby naval base at 32nd Street have been affected by hoax bomb threats in recent months, the U.S. Navy revealed Feb. 19.

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Contractors Change Course as Navy Seeks UAV Tanker

The U.S. Navy’s long-delayed unmanned aircraft — the one that might someday fly off aircraft carriers — has a new job description.