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DEFENSE: Biofuels, Solar, Water Conservation Among Efforts to Cut Consumption
Military leaders praise characteristics such as honor, sacrifice and love of country. Relatively new ideals of conservation and sustainability also seem to be taking hold at San Diego military bases.
Aircraft from Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Global Hawk family of unmanned, high-altitude jets recently passed 100,000-hour mark doing what they were built for: combat and related operational support.
The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 27 that it awarded Solpac Construction Inc., doing business as Soltek Pacific Construction, a $6.8 million task order to restore, modernize and reconfigure the interior and utilities in the ophthalmology department at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 25 that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract for dry-dock work to the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Lake Erie.
San Diego-based Indus Technology Inc. said that it received a U.S. Navy contract that could be worth up to $7.8 million over five years if the Navy exercises all of its options.
The U.S. Navy announced two ship repair contracts Aug. 22.
DEFENSE: Navy to Buy 68 of the Rugged Aircraft
As the people of Rancho Bernardo went about their business Aug. 19, an operator in one of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s secure office buildings there took control of a U.S. Navy Triton — a large unmanned aircraft — during the middle of its flight over the western United States.
The U.S. Navy chose five vendors to provide the next-generation information technology network for its ships, announcing the winners on Aug. 20.
Constrained defense budgets and constraints to the Port of San Diego were two domestic topics that Adm. Samuel Locklear III touched on during a visit to San Diego on Aug. 19. The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command has responsibility for the globe “between Hollywood and Bollywood.”
The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 18 that it awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $19.5 million contract for electronics that protect ships from missiles.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $240.7 million contract for three Global Hawk unmanned aircraft of the Block 30 variety, according to an Aug. 15 Pentagon announcement.
The Defense Department said on Aug. 14 that it awarded a $9.1 million contract modification to Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire reagents and consumables for its DNA Identification Laboratory at the Armed Forces Medical Examiners System at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
General Atomics of La Jolla said on Aug. 13 that it received an initial, sole-source contract to provide the electromagnetic launch and recovery systems to be installed on the second ship of a new class of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.
Cubic Corp. said Aug. 11 that it received a Pentagon contract to operate the Korea Battle Simulation Center — a deal which could be worth up to $57 million over four and a half years if all options are exercised.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., the defense holding company based in the University Towne Center area, said on July 7 that it recorded a net loss of $49.9 million on revenue of $229.3 million during its second quarter, which ended on June 29.