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GA-ASI Gets $349.1 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a one-year, $349.1 million contract covering support and services for the Air Force’s fleet of Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves December 26, 2016 1:20 p.m. share »

Northrop Grumman Receives $55.3M Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $55.3 million, one-year contract modification to operate what one can simplistically call an internet server on a business jet that flies over a battlefield. Work will be split between San Diego and international locations.

By Brad Graves December 26, 2016 1:15 p.m. share »

BAE Systems Receives $19.7M Order for Aerial Decoys

It looks like a little missile, complete with fins, and its job is to keep an aircraft out of trouble.

By Brad Graves December 26, 2016 1:14 p.m. share »

It Is President Obama’s Move on Defense Authorization Act

A lame-duck Congress approved a final 2017 defense budget in early December and sent it to President Obama for his signature.

By Brad Graves December 21, 2016 12:46 p.m. share »

San Diego to Get Some of Undersea Vehicle Work From Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Metron Inc. a contract for a project called advanced autonomy for undersea vehicles.

By Brad Graves December 18, 2016 1:01 p.m. share »

Navy Awards $187.7 Million Contract for Coronado Project

The U.S. Navy awarded Indiana-based Energy Systems Group LLC a $187.7 million task order to make improvements at Naval Base Coronado.

By Brad Graves December 15, 2016 11:07 a.m. share »
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Two Senior Execs Join Cubic Mission Solutions

Cubic Mission Solutions named two executives to vice president posts, announcing the moves on Dec. 12. Mission Solutions is a business division of Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp (NYSE: CUB).

By Brad Graves December 12, 2016 2:11 p.m. share »

Part of Helmet Work Heads to San Diego

TopOwl — a high-tech helmet display worn by U.S. Marine Corps aviators — is getting some support under a recently awarded defense contract.

By Brad Graves December 11, 2016 1:03 p.m. share »

Four Small Local Businesses to Bid on Navy Construction Contracts

Four small businesses from San Diego County and one from Alaska were selected to bid on U.S. Navy construction projects and may have up to five years of work ahead of them.

By Brad Graves December 11, 2016 1:01 p.m. share »
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BAE Dry Dock Completes Transpacific Journey

Tugboats hired by BAE Systems towed the company’s new, 950-foot floating dry dock to the company’s Barrio Logan shipyard on Dec. 8, following a transpacific journey from its builders in China.

By Brad Graves December 8, 2016 3:23 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $9.6 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy said Dec. 5 that it placed a $9.6 million software order with Northrop Grumman Corp.

By Brad Graves December 7, 2016 3:21 p.m. share »

Varioscale Inc. Gets $23.8M Air Force Contract to Develop a Prototype Analysis Tool

The Defense Department buys big-ticket items, but sometimes it concentrates on the very small.

By Brad Graves December 5, 2016 3:17 p.m. share »

GA-ASI Prepares to Fill a King-Size Contract for Predator B

A $1 billion British order for Predator unmanned aircraft is winding its bureaucratic way toward General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. GA-ASI said it expects to start deliveries to the U.K. Royal Air Force in late 2018.

By Brad Graves December 1, 2016 12:46 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Raytheon Five-Year Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a five-year deal to provide engineering technical services and field services for specialty radar systems that go on small aircraft such as F/A-18 Hornets, EA-18G Growlers and Harrier jump jets.

By Brad Graves December 1, 2016 12:37 p.m. share »
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NASSCO President Fred Harris to Retire; Kevin Graney Named Successor

Kevin Graney will take over as president of General Dynamics NASSCO on Jan. 1, following the retirement of the shipyard’s longtime president, Fred Harris.

By Brad Graves November 28, 2016 4:07 p.m. share »