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New DoD Tech Office Awards Kratos $12.6 Million Contract

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said it received a $12.6 million single-award prime contract to integrate sensors into an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Sempra and Government Officials Dedicate Solar Facility to Serve Marines, Navy

Representatives of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power joined U.S. Department of the Navy and Department of Energy officials Oct. 14 in dedicating a 210-megawatt-DC solar facility near Phoenix that will provide one-third of the power for 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

Shares Fall After Cubic Corp. Lowers Sales/Earnings Estimates

Shares in Cubic Corp. fell 11 percent to close at $40.03 on Oct. 13 after the company said it expected lower-than-expected sales and earnings for the year.

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Navy Secretary to Address S.D. Defense Contractors, Military Leaders

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will speak before an audience of defense contractors and military leaders next week in San Diego.

SPAWAR Awards $20 Million Contract to Cubic Corp.

Cubic Corp. said on Oct. 10 that it received a task order from San Diego-based SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific that could be worth up to $20 million.

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UAVs’ Eyes in the Sky About to Improve With New Sensors

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Global Hawk high-altitude unmanned aircraft will carry a sophisticated, hawk-eyed sensor aloft by late 2017. Sensor builder UTC Aerospace Systems — a unit of United Technologies Corp. — made the announcement in mid-September.

NASSCO Wins $106.2 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $106.2 million contract modification to buy materials for a fifth Expeditionary Mobile Base ship, and to support its construction.

Cubic Corp. to Share Five-Year, $5.75B Government Contract

Cubic Corp. said it is one of 109 companies that will share in $5.75 billion worth of work from the federal General Services Administration over the next five years.

Harper Construction Co. Awarded $33.8M Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Harper Construction Co. Inc. a fixed-price, $33.8 million contract to design and build a depot maintenance dock hangar. Work will run through September 2018.

Kratos Receives $17 Million Contract

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that its Technology and Training Solutions unit received $17 million in contract awards. Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) did not name the client or clients and offered no contract details.

Northrop Grumman Corp. Awarded Two Navy Contracts Worth $350 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. two aircraft contracts worth $350 million over four years, announcing the deals on Sept. 27.

General Atomics Contracts With Lockheed Martin

General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems unit said it received a contract to provide battery systems to defense giant Lockheed Martin, which is building dry combat submersibles for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

A Glimpse Behind the Curtain at a Busy Defense Contractor

General Atomics normally won’t come out and tell the world how busy it is.

Cobham Gets Multimillion-Dollar Contract

Cobham, which operates the former Remec business in San Diego, said it received orders worth tens of millions of dollars for radio frequency microelectronics to support the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.

Pentagon Awards GA-ASI Two Contracts Worth a Total of $42.6 Million

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $25.3 million contract modification to acquire four Gray Eagle war replacement aircraft and four satellite data terminals. The expected completion date is December 2017.