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.
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.
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 NASSCO has claimed the greatest output from a single U.S. shipyard since World War II.
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.
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 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 Defense & Security Solutions Inc. plans to introduce two jet-powered unmanned aircraft at the Paris Air Show, scheduled to run June 19-25.
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.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. is closer to a contract to provide naval training to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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.
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. is following through on a previously announced building expansion for its Alabama business, GATR Technologies.
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.
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.