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Have Gun — Will Travel: GA Shows Its Railgun’s Features

A few years ago, the U.S. Navy chose BAE Systems as the prime contractor to build its electromagnetic railgun — a turn of events that probably stung at General Atomics, since the local company wanted that distinction.

By Brad Graves May 25, 2016 3:23 p.m.   $$ Share

San Diego-Based Sygnos Inc. Receives $8.4M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Sygnos Inc., a San Diego-based small business, an $8.4 million contract to repair and restore a bachelor enlisted quarters building at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Navy Awards $40.7 Million Contract to BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $40.7 million contract for dry dock work on the guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton. The work, which the Navy calls an extended dry-docking selected restricted availability, will include maintenance, modernization and repair.

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Retired Navy Vice Admiral to Lead Cubic Corp.'s Global Defense Unit

Cubic Corp. said May 25 that it promoted David Buss to president of its Cubic Global Defense business unit. He replaces Bill Toti, who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities.

Navy Awards General Dynamics NASSCO One-Year Contract Worth Up to $83.5 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a one-year contract extension for littoral combat ship sustainment. The deal could be worth up as much as $83.5 million.

San Diego-based Impact Components Eligible to Vie for $9.5M in Navy Contracts

San Diego-based Impact Components is among four small businesses who recently received indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts to supply electrical components to the U.S. Navy.

Navy Awards Cypher Analytics Five-Year, $28.8 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded San Diego-based Cypher Analytics Inc. a contract that could be worth up to $28.8 million over five years.

General Atomics Demonstrates Railgun During Army Exercise

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems said that it demonstrated its Blitzer railgun during a three-week U.S. Army exercise in April at Fort Sill, Okla.

Pentagon Awards Contracts to Three S.D. Firms

Three small construction companies from San Diego County are in line for millions of dollars of Pentagon work.

Cubic Global Defense to Share $200 Million Contract

Cubic Global Defense, a business unit of Cubic Corp., announced it is part of the Warfighter Readiness Research Division Contractor Team awarded a five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee $200 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for research and evaluation of warfighter readiness and training.

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Kratos Receives $8 Million Foreign Military Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on May 5 that it received an $8 million contract to provide logistics support for naval training devices for an unnamed international customer.

Kratos Defense Cites Q1 $22.2M Net Loss on Revenues of $153M

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported a net loss of $22.2 million, or 37 cents per share, on revenues of $153 million in its first quarter, which ended March 27.

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Navy’s Unmanned Ship to Be Put to the Test in Point Loma

It’s an unmanned machine made of carbon fiber, one that can stay on station for ridiculously long periods of time. Nothing new for San Diego, right? Except this one is 132 feet long and doesn’t fly. It floats.

Indus Navy Deal Could Be Worth $2.92M to Contractors

Indus Technology Inc. said on May 3 that it is leading a team that received a U.S. Navy contract that could we worth up to $2.92 million over five years, if the Navy exercises all of its options.

Cubic Reports Sales of $366 Million for Q2

Cubic Corp., the defense contractor that also makes fare-collection technology for mass transit, reported net income of $10.1 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, on sales of $366 million for the second quarter of its 2016 fiscal year.