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DEFENSE: West 2013 Highlights Potential For Huge Work Losses
Some $220 million worth of ship repair work in the Port of San Diego is in jeopardy this year because of federal budget woes.
DEFENSE: Technology, Robots and Ships Can Be Bought ‘Off the Shelf’
This cousin to R2D2 cuts a squatty, homely figure at 21 inches long, 20 inches wide and 16 inches tall. But it has a tenacity that military commanders like.
TECHNOLOGY: The Internet, GPS, CDMA, Among the Examples
The military frequently adapts civilian technology for its own uses. But the process also works in reverse. Military technology frequently goes commercial.
General Dynamics Nassco said early this week that it has signed a contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express to design a new liquefied natural gas propulsion system for two ships in the TOTE fleet.
San Diego defense contractors have their annual chance to hear from their customers — and perhaps get some insight into the murky federal budget situation — when the West 2013 conference brings military leaders to town for three days at the end of the month.
AVIATION: In FY 2012, Navy, Contractors Do 227 Overhauls
The biggest aviation shop in the region belongs to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., which counts 4,400 employees in San Diego County.
The Department of Defense has singled out a U.S. Navy lab civilian employee, Ron Broersma, for honors.
Northrop Grumman recently received a multimillion dollar contract modification to continue work on a system meant to foil radio-controlled improvised explosive devices.
Northrop Grumman Corp. recently made two announcements related to its high-flying unmanned spy aircraft.
Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. recently said it shipped its 500th ultra-small satellite antenna, called the VR-12. The antenna allows communication with Ku-band satellites.
MILITARY: Any Number of Variables May Affect Policies
What’s ahead for defense contractors during 2013? The smoke has yet to clear.
Three speakers will address the State of the Region-The Road Ahead in an event sponsored by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 10.
JCI Metal Products Inc., a San Diego-based provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the U.S. Navy, said it was acquired by affiliates of US Joiner, a Virginia company that provides marine and furniture solutions for government customers.
Cubic Corp. announced recently that it received $4.8 million worth of orders from the U.S. government as part of an effort to track thousands of military vehicles leaving Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced that it awarded a $337.1 million contract to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.