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DEFENSE: Budget Cuts May Change Playing Field, Players
With the U.S. government tightening its grip on its purse strings and defense spending in decline, there are likely to be mergers and acquisitions ahead for military contractors.
DEFENSE: Follow-On Project to Be Huge For Winning Bidder
Northrop Grumman recently helped the U.S. Navy launch an unmanned, strike-fighter sized aircraft from the deck of an aircraft carrier, for the first time.
DEFENSE: Three Execs Team Up to Get Big Defense Deal
Georgia Griffiths, CEO of G2 Software Systems Inc., was on vacation when she realized an opportunity to grab the largest deal in her company’s history.
DEFENSE: Women in Top Jobs, Programs Open Industry
Those wondering about opportunities for women in the defense sector may be heartened by developments at General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Corp.
DEFENSE: Northrop Grumman’s Drone Is Big Part of Navy’s Plans
The recently released White House budget request for 2014 allocates fewer dollars to Global Hawk, Northrop Grumman’s high-flying unmanned spy plane.
DEFENSE: Signed Bill Clears Way for Some Planned Work
A changed federal budget picture means that the General Dynamics Nassco shipyard will not have to go through with 665 layoffs announced earlier this year.
Northrop Grumman Corp. received a $35.7 million contract modification for Global Hawk engineering and manufacturing development, the U.S. Defense Department announced recently.
San Diego-based medical device maker Aethlon Medical Inc. has received a $22.8 million government subcontract to collaborate with the Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit research and development organization Battelle Memorial Institute.
TECH: Groups Seek FAA Designation for Southern California
Business will benefit if the Federal Aviation Administration decides Southern California should be an unmanned aircraft test zone. That’s the opinion of several business groups and observers in the San Diego area.
General Dynamics Nassco has received an $18.7 million modification to a previously awarded contract for postshakedown shipyard work on what will be the USS Anchorage, the Defense Department announced recently.
DEFENSE: Unmanned Systems Efforts Land Programs in S.D.
Two Northrop Grumman Corp. aircraft programs are leaving other states and coming to San Diego, and with them, scores if not hundreds of jobs.
Science Applications International Corp. has received a U.S. Navy contract that may be worth as much as $54 million over five years if the Navy exercises all of its options. SAIC said the work will be done primarily in San Diego.
DEFENSE: Firm to Deliver Fuel Efficiency And Power for Army
Achates Power Inc. is working to adapt its innovative diesel engine technology for use in U.S. Army vehicles. The San Diego company and partner AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc. are now fine-tuning designs under a recently received, $4.9 million contract.
Add ViaSat Inc. to the people, places and things that have set Guinness World Records.