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NASSCO Lays Keel for First Fleet Replenishment Oiler

shipbuilding: Ship Costs $642M; Program Could Be $8BGeneral Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for the first of up to 20 new U.S. Navy oilers — Navy auxiliary ships that refuel fighting ships in the middle of the ocean.

A Sound Business Model: LRAD Grows Revenue 30 Percent

DEFENSE: Rancho Bernardo Business Bought Back $2.2M of Its Stock

LRAD Corp., the maker of Long Range Acoustic Devices able to deliver sound over great distances intelligibly, reported net income of $1.18 million, or 4 cents per share, on total revenues of $10.2 million during its second quarter, which ended March 31.

Kratos Has a Profitable Quarter, Sees Growth Ahead

DEFENSE: Acquisition Of Florida Turbine Technologies Closes

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions completed the first quarter of 2019 on March 31 with net income of $3.1 million, or 3 cents per share, on revenue of $160.4 million.

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Cubic Reports Quarterly Sales Growth

Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. reported 21 percent year-over-year growth in sales from January to March 31. Cubic (NYSE: CUB) reported $337.3 million in total sales for the quarter.

First Drones Roll Off Production Line at Kratos’ New Factory

Oklahoma traces its place in the aviation world to 1933, when resident Wiley Post made the first solo, round-the-world flight.

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Viasat to Offer In-Flight Connectivity in China

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. announced a strategic partnership with China Satellite Communications to provide in-flight connectivity services to domestic and international airlines flying over China. The deal, made public on April 23, will enable Viasat’s airline clients to access China Satcom’s satellite network.

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Kratos Secures C5ISR Production Contract

Mira Mesa-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. secured a $12.6 million contract from an unnamed national security-related customer, announcing the win on April 29. The defense firm said the systems production contract will support Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Firebird Flies in for a Visit Demonstrating Its Versatility and Availability

What’s spindly and gray, with twin tails and a backward-facing propeller? Nope, it’s not a riddle. It probably was what a lot of people at Montgomery Field were asking each other on April 17 as they viewed the strange aircraft on the other side of the chain-link fence.

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Cubic Secures U.S. Navy Aerial Refueling Supplier Contract

The Boeing Co. has tapped Cubic Corp. to aid in the development of the U.S. Navy’s first unmanned aerial refueling aircraft.

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Viasat Partners to Provide High-Speed Internet in Brazil

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. announced April 16 that it signed a wholesale distribution agreement with Ruralweb in Brazil.

Cubic Awarded New Zealand Defense Contract

San Diego-based Cubic Mission Solutions, part of Cubic Corp., has signed a 12-year contract with the government of New Zealand to provide command and control capabilities to the Ministry of Defense’s Tactical Network project.

Citadel Awarded Drone-Defense Contract

National City-based Citadel Defense signed a $1 million purchase contract with the Defense Logistics Agency on April 16.

Navy Tests Leading-Edge Tech in April Exercise

Point Loma is home to a U.S. Navy lab, where military and civilian researchers put new inventions to the test.

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Citadel Awarded Drone-Defense Contract

National City-based Citadel Defense signed a $1 million purchase contract with the Defense Logistics Agency on April 16.

Cubic Awarded New Zealand Defense Contract

San Diego-based Cubic Mission Solutions has signed a 12-year contract with the government of New Zealand to provide command and control capabilities to the Ministry of Defense’s Tactical Network project.

Viasat Delivers Capability Ahead of Schedule

“Concurrent mobile reception” is a term that means the ability to receive multiple radio messages at the same time. Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. is building that capability into new Link 16 military radios, and it’s doing it before the government client requires it, the company said on April 10.

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