Viasat Deal to Advance Communications Capabilities for Special Operations

Viasat Inc. has signed a deal to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command with satellite networking and communications.

Production Balloons for GATR

Cubic Corp. announced in mid-January that it has gone to full-rate production on its GATR satellite dish contract for the U.S. Army. The decision means the Army can buy and field more than 800 satellite communication systems.

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General Atomics Buys Molecular Diagnostic Systems Developer

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group said on Jan. 25 that it acquired assets of Toronto-based Xagenic Inc.

GA-ASI Finds Take Offs, Landings Can Be Automatic

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said it successfully demonstrated an automatic takeoff and landing feature using a satellite data link on a company-owned aircraft.

NASSCO Ship Completes Sea Trials

The Navy and shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO wrapped up sea trials of its fourth expeditionary ship, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, on Jan. 19.

LRAD Branches Out With Spain-based Software Firm

Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD Corp. said on Jan. 19 that it acquired software maker Genasys Holding S.L. of Madrid, Spain.

Chairman to Leave Cubic Corp. Board

Walter C. Zable, chairman of the board at Cubic Corp., is leaving after 54 years as a company employee and board member. The company has nominated defense executive David Melcher for a board seat.

GA-EMS Thrives On Diverse Product Line

DEFENSE: Solid Growth,Smart Acquisitions and Risk Taking All Part of Strategy

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has grown more than 500 percent in revenue and employee count over the last 10 years.

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Cubic Gets Slice of up to $496M U.S. Air Force contract

According to the Pentagon, nine businesses will support tactical platforms and time-sensitive applications for the DataLinks Enterprise community.

Northrop Grumman Gets $172.7M U.S. Air Force Contract

Work will be performed in San Diego and last through January 2019.

SB 1 Essential to More Than Just Fixing Roads

Every city and county in California is getting an injection of funding to fix potholes, repair sidewalks, and invest in public transportation, thanks to a new law — Senate Bill 1 (SB 1).

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Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller III is New Commander Naval Air Forces

He relieved Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker in a ceremony Jan. 11 at Naval Air Station North Island.

Kratos Picks up $23M Deal to Produce High-Performance Drone System

The University City-based business did not name its customer in its Jan. 8 announcement.

Kratos Receives $20M Contract

The deal covers initial production of microwave electronic products for a new, state-of-the-art airborne electronic warfare system.

GA-EMS Gets Green Light For Vehicle Stopping System

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Inc. said Jan. 3 that it received a defense contract to supply capacitors for a non-lethal device able to stop vehicles.