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Defense Trade Show Is a Tour de Force of Technology and More

One minute, I’m on the show floor of the San Diego Convention Center. The next, I am in a valley in Iceland, amid green mountains and glaciers.

Program Graduates Military Members to Work in Solar Energy Field

A new program designed to train military members for work in the solar energy field graduated its first class Feb. 13 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County.

New Predator Model Completes Record-Setting Flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced on Feb. 12 that its new Predator XP model completed the longest ever flight by a Predator family aircraft.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Receives $2.6 Million Order

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it recently received a $2.6 million order for specialized products supporting an unmanned aerial system for the United States. The company’s Feb. 10 announcement did not specify the client.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Awarded $279.1 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $279.1 million contract to produce two dozen Reaper unmanned aircraft and associated equipment.

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Nassco's Newet Ship, USNS Lewis B. Puller, Named After Famous Marine

With the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps in attendance, dignitaries named one of General Dynamics Nassco’s newest ships after a larger-than-life Marine, Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller.

Cubic Corp. Wins Federal Contract Worth as Much as $500 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Jan. 28 that it won a contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency that could be worth as much as $500 million over almost 10 years.

Navy Awards Task Order Worth $61.7 Million to Indus Technology

Indus Technology Inc., based in Old Town, said on Jan. 29 that it won a U.S. Navy task order that could be worth up to $61.7 million if the Navy exercises all of its options.

Two Businesses Chosen to Work on Five-Year Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy tapped two San Diego businesses — BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. and Information Systems Laboratories Inc. — to work on intelligence-exploitation and targeting systems over the next five years.

Pentagon Awards General Atomics $36.5 Million Contract Modification

The Pentagon awarded La Jolla-based General Atomics more work on a power system for the Navy’s nascent electromagnetic railgun project — which military leaders say will be able to hurtle a projectile 83 miles a minute.

Pentagon Awards Cubic Corp. Deal Worth Up to $9.9 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Jan. 26 that it received a five-year deal to provide as much as $9.9 million worth of support to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Vanguard Delivers Satellite Structures to Lockheed Martin

Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on Jan. 22 that it recently delivered two satellite bus structures to satellite-builder Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT).

Proposed Jones Act Repeal Could Hurt Domestic Shipbuilders

A move afoot in Washington, D.C., has the potential to disrupt business at General Dynamics Nassco.

General Atomics Receives Multimillion-Dollar Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received a multimillion-dollar contract to provide logistics support for unmanned aircraft operated by the United Kingdom. The Pentagon announced the award — which is not to exceed $34.6 million — on Jan. 20.

Japan to Buy Global Hawk Aircraft from Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp. has confirmed that the Japanese government plans to buy the company’s Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. Specifics of the buy, however, are not yet available.