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Getting a Ship Out of Water Is Something to See

Imagine having to back a very big Cadillac into a tight parking place over the space of two hours, and you’ll get some idea of what it’s like to bring a 684-foot U.S. Navy ship into dry dock.

By Brad Graves February 24, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »

S.D.-Based Company Could Receive Up to $47.5M in Navy Orders

San Diego-based Cypher Analytics, doing business as Crown Point Systems, is in line to receive as much as $47.5 million in awards over five years for electronic equipment, specifically information communication technology and equipment.

By Brad Graves February 24, 2017 10:03 a.m. share »
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Nine House Democrats Introduce Military Base Closure Bill

Nine Congressional Democrats introduced a military base closure bill in the House of Representatives on Feb. 1. It’s still a long way from passing, but if it does become law, San Diego can expect a fight — perhaps an aggressive public relations push and a behind-the-scenes lobbying effort — to keep all of its U.S. Navy and Marine Corps bases.

By Brad Graves February 23, 2017 1:36 p.m. share »
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Cubic Aims for Defense Acquisitions to Click

Not too many military satellite dishes make a hissing noise like an air mattress deflating when it’s time to pack things up and ship them off to their next location. Then again, the satellite dish from Cubic Corp.’s GATR Technologies business is not your typical model.

By Brad Graves February 23, 2017 12:58 p.m. share »

Malin Space Science Wins $10.9 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Malin Space Science Systems Inc. of Sorrento Mesa a $10.9 million contract for space-qualified visible cameras for geosynchronous operations.

By Brad Graves February 22, 2017 4:46 p.m. share »

QED Systems' San Diego Operation to Share $33.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy recently exercised an option giving Virginia Beach, Va.-based QED Systems Inc. a one-year, $33.5 million deal to plan shipyard visits by Navy ships.

By Brad Graves February 15, 2017 4:12 p.m. share »

BAE Systems Dedicates New Dry Dock

BAE Systems Ship Repair in Barrio Logan dedicated its new dry dock and revealed its name during a ceremony on Feb. 11. The 950-foot floating repair facility will be called the Pride of California.

By Brad Graves February 14, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

Lockheed's San Diego Operation to Share Navy Contract

A recently awarded U.S. Navy contract means that Lockheed Martin Corp. will perform a little more than $12 million worth of work in San Diego through early 2021.

By Brad Graves February 13, 2017 3:35 p.m. share »

Cubic Corp. Reports Q1 Results

Cubic Corp. reported a net loss of $2.9 million on revenue of $334.7 million during its first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 1 p.m. share »

LRAD Reports Revenue of $2.9M for Q1

LRAD Corp. — which produces mass-communication devices for militaries and police agencies worldwide — reported a net loss of $813,000 on revenue of $2.9 million in the first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 1 p.m. share »

Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Awarded $17.5M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 9 that it awarded San Diego-based Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Inc. a $17.5 million contract modification, exercising an option to repair and alter the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Momsen.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »
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Navy Still On Board For New Arresting Gear on Carriers

They said it before, and U.S. Navy officials said it again: General Atomics’ new arresting gear — which goes by the initials AAG — belongs on the Navy’s next aircraft carriers.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »

LRAD Logs Orders to Chinese, Japanese Customers

LRAD Corp. started the month of February by announcing a group of international orders totaling more than $1 million.

By Brad Graves February 8, 2017 2:14 p.m. share »

Navy Awards BAE Systems $26.7 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $26.7 million contract modification covering work on the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry.

By Brad Graves February 6, 2017 1:21 p.m. share »

GA ASI Gets $11.9 Million Royal Air Force Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has a new contract to provide the U.K. Royal Air Force with spare parts and support equipment for the U.K.’s fleet of remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper aircraft.

By Brad Graves February 3, 2017 12:24 p.m. share »