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New Dry Dock Sign of Navy’s Pivot to Pacific

DEFENSE: More Ships, Jobs And Defense Work Are LikelyBAE Systems Ship Repair is buying a new, larger dry dock for its Barrio Logan yard, and company officials said they plan to increase the yard’s workforce by as many as 500 people over five years.

By Brad Graves April 3, 2015 1:27 p.m.   $$ Share

ViaSat Awarded $12.3 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said it has awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a three-year, $12.3 million contract to repair MIDS radios used on various aircraft platforms.

Navy Awards $25.3 Million Deal to RQ-Bert Joint Venture

The U.S. Navy awarded the RQ-Berg Joint Venture of Carlsbad a $25.3 million deal to upgrade the infrastructure at Camp Wilson at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Navy planners expect the work will take two years.

Program Examines Military's Future in San Diego

Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 will offer a look at the military in San Diego as part of its Breakfast Dialogue program series.

Cubic Gets $6 Million Contract from New Zealand

Cubic Corp. said on April 8 that it received a contract worth more than $6 million from the government of New Zealand to design, supply and install a weapons training range.

U.S. Army Awards $24 Million Contract to Cox Construction

Vista-based Cox Construction Co. received a $24 million U.S. Army contract to put up a building in Orange County. The Army Reserve Center in Tustin will include a training building for the 600-member unit, an organizational maintenance shop and a storage building.

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $8.3 Million Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. received an $8.3 million contract to provide one year of planning and support for two U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Freedom and USS Fort Worth. Half of the work will be done in San Diego, the other half in New Jersey.

General Atomics ASI Announces Army Contracts

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received two contract modifications, worth $47.7 million and $14.8 million, from the U.S. Army for the acquisition of ground equipment for unmanned aircraft. Work will take place over the next two years. The Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. awarded the deals, announced April 1 and 2.

General Dynamics Nassco Gets $61.8 Million Navy Award

General Dynamics Nassco said on April 2 that it made the initial cuts of steel on the third ECO tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers.

Everyone Is on Offense When Divvying Up the Defense Budget

The rodeo in Washington is getting going, with lawmakers wrangling over the shape of the Defense Department’s 2016 spending plan.

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Cubic Receives $9.4M Army Contract

Cubic Corp. received a $9.4 million U.S. Army contract modification to operate the Korea Battle Simulation Center for the next 12 months. The Pentagon made the announcement March 25.

BAE Systems Awarded $16.8 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy announced on March 26 that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $16.8 million contract modification covering shipyard work for the USS San Diego.

Beechcraft Selling Plane to Iraqi Government

Beechcraft Defense Co. is selling one of its small planes to the government of Iraq under a foreign military sale, the Pentagon announced on March 25.

Three Kratos-Powered Drones Participate in Test

Three target drones with rocket motors from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. took part in an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system test in late February, the company said on March 16.

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General Atomics ASI Deal With Army Worth $132.7M

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a U.S. Army contract modification worth $132.7 million, the Pentagon said March 16.