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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.

Spain to Buy Four Drones from GA-ASI

Spain plans to join the group of countries that fly unmanned aircraft from Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Cubic Corp. Receives $33.7M Contract for Army Training in Europe

Cubic Corp. said it received a five-year, $33.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Europe to support simulation training.

Raytheon's S.D. Projects Get $57.8 Million Boost from Navy

One of Raytheon Co.’s San Diego projects got a boost with a U.S. Navy contract modification announced on Feb. 10.

Navy Awards BAE Systems Contract Worth $52.1 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract modification that could be worth as much as $52.1 million.

Cubic Corp. Reports Q1 Net Loss of $5.4 Million

Cubic Corp. reported a net loss of $5.4 million on sales of $313.8 million in its first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

This Global Hawk Mission Not Clouded in Secrecy, Just Clouds

NASA plans to dispatch one of its high-altitude, unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to investigate El Niño weather patterns in the Pacific Ocean — and perhaps help the U.S. government fine-tune its weather forecasts.

Navy Completes North Island Maintenance Facility

The U.S. Navy celebrated completion of a 100,000-square-foot helicopter maintenance facility at Naval Air Station North Island on Jan. 21. RQ Construction was the prime contractor.

Northrop Grumman Gets One-Year, $8.2 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $8.2 million contract modification in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter system, according to a Jan. 22 Pentagon announcement.

GA-ASI Awarded $34 Million Air Force Contract for Software

The U.S. Air Force placed a $34 million order for unmanned aircraft software with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., using research and development funds.

Great Green Fleet Gets Some Horsepower From Beef Tallow

Where’s the beef? Right now, a humble byproduct of meatpacking is powering U.S. Navy ships on a regular, seven-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $55.7 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $55.7 million contract modification to exercise an option on a project called BACN.

France Buys Predator B From GA-ASI in Deal Worth $43.7 Million

France is buying its second MQ-9 Predator B system from Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., according to a Pentagon contract announcement.

Marines, Navy to Kick Off 'Green Fleet Week' Initiative

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Coronado Jan. 20 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps kick off their ‘Great Green Fleet’ initiative.

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Cubic Acquisitions Boost Defense Side

DEFENSE: Co. Expects to Double C4ISR Sales in ’17

Cubic Corp. has been on an acquisition spree, snapping up three businesses including an Alabama company whose satellite dishes look like gigantic beach balls. The purchases, however, aren’t mindless. Nor are they fun and games.