SD DEFENSE

ViaSat Awarded $88.3 Million Military Contract

ViaSat Inc. reported on June 26 that it received an $88.3 million contract to provide radios to the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, adding that it is tripling its production capabilities for so-called MIDS JTRS terminals.

S.D. Cos. to Share $492 Million Navy Contract

Four companies will divide up to $492 million worth of orders over an eight-year period, thanks to contracts recently awarded by SPAWAR, the U.S. Navy’s information technology command. A good deal of the work will flow to San Diego.

Palomar Display Products Awarded $9.3 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Palomar Display Products a $9.3 million contract modification, letting the Army buy more of the Carlsbad company’s binocular image control units. T

General Dynamics Says It's No. 1 in Ouput

General Dynamics NASSCO has claimed the greatest output from a single U.S. shipyard since World War II.

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Navy Reportedly Picks Ships for UAV Operations

The aircraft contract isn’t awarded yet, but the U.S. Navy has already decided which of its aircraft carriers will launch and retrieve the MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aircraft.

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GA-ASI Shot Down in Court, Still Ready to Celebrate Its Successes

Germany will go ahead with plans to use Heron unmanned aircraft made by Israel Aerospace Industries, leasing those Heron drones from Airbus. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. wanted that business for itself and tried get it, going as far as a German court to get the government to reconsider GA-ASI’s proposal. But the company’s gamble didn’t pay off. The court ruled on May 31 that the German government could lease the Herons, Defense News reported.

Lockheed Selects ViaSat Inc. to Provide System For Navy Program

Lockheed Martin Corp. has chosen Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. to provide a data link communications system for the U.S. Navy’s long range anti-ship missile program — known in Navy parlance as LRASM.

Kratos to Premiere Two Ultra-Fast Drones at Air Show

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. plans to introduce two jet-powered unmanned aircraft at the Paris Air Show, scheduled to run June 19-25.

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WMD Effects to Be Part of Leidos’ ‘Weather Report’

Leidos Holdings Inc. — one of two companies created from the 2013 split of J. Robert Beyster’s Science Applications International Corp. — has new contracts that will bring work to San Diego.

Co. May Expand Its Saudi Role

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. is closer to a contract to provide naval training to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Kratos Receives Contract for Six Unmanned Aircraft

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said it received an order for six high-performance unmanned aircraft from a U.S. government customer, but offered little other information. The business made the announcement June 6.

Navy Awards $105 Million Contract to General Dynamics NASSCO

The U.S. Navy tapped General Dynamics NASSCO to perform $105 million worth of work on the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. The ship, which returned from deployment May 15, will be in dry dock for about a year.

Cubic Corp. Building New Facility for Its GATR Operations in Alabama

Cubic Corp. is following through on a previously announced building expansion for its Alabama business, GATR Technologies.

Kratos to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Scripps Ranch

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will be moving its corporate headquarters from University Towne Center to Scripps Ranch, after recently signing a lease for more than 26,000 square feet at the Scripps Plaza office property.

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Seven Small Businesses in Line to Split Potential $600M in Navy Contracts

Seven small businesses are in line to split one-half billion dollars’ worth of work over five years, as the U.S. Navy awarded contracts for maintaining large ships at Naval Base San Diego.