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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

Navy Awards Two Contracts Worth $100 Million to BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair received two contracts collectively worth more than $100 million to cover shipyard work for two U.S. Navy workhorses: a cruiser and a destroyer.

GA-ASI Awarded Two Army Aircraft Contracts

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received two aircraft contracts from the U.S. Army at the end of September.

Northrop Grumman Awarded 10-Year Air Force Contract Worth $3.2 Billion

The U.S. Air Force plans to send as much as $3.2 billion in work to Northrop Grumman Corp. over the next 10 years to keep its fleet of Global Hawk high-altitude unmanned aircraft technically up to date.

DARPA Extends Contract With Aethlon Medical Inc.

Aethlon Medical Inc., a company that makes a blood-filtering device to treat infectious disease and cancer, has won an extension of its contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

General Atomics Gets Contract for Work on Catapult Launch System for Carrier

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics up to $29.6 million for work on the electromagnetic aircraft launch system on the Navy’s next aircraft carrier, to be named USS Gerald R. Ford

Northrop Grumman Corp. Receives Navy Contract Worth Nearly $9 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract modification worth slightly less than $9 million to provide sustainment engineering services support to the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator program.

Technology Aims to Help Drones ‘Learn’ to Share Airspace

NASA continues to experiment with collision-avoidance technology using Ikhana, the agency’s remotely piloted unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

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Guarding Our Assets

DEFENSE: San Diego Must Actively Engage to Protect Its Role in Defense

San Diego County offers crucial support to, and benefits greatly from, the Defense Department’s sprawling presence in the region — but the community should not get too comfortable with the status quo.

GA-ASI Awarded $47.5 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $47.5 million contract modification that pays for engineering changes to the Army’s improved Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

Kratos to Repurchase $175 Million Worth of Bonds

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on Sept. 22 that it accepted $175 million worth of bonds for repurchase.

Northrop Grumman Signs 21-Year Deal with Norway Company

The supply chain for advanced military electronics stretches from San Diego back to Norway.

Defense Contractor to Hold Open House

General Atomics is opening the doors of one of its factories to the public on National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 2.

Air Force Awards GA-ASI $12.1 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. up to $12.1 million for electrical system work on the company’s Reaper unmanned aircraft.

Navy Awards Soltek Pacific Construction $9.3 Million Contract

Soltek Pacific Construction Co. of Old Town received a $9.3 million task order to build a mobile communication detachment facility at Naval Base Coronado in Imperial Beach for U.S. Navy SEALs, the Navy announced on Sept. 10.

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Air Force Deploys First GA-ASI Extended-Range Reaper

The U.S. Air Force put its first extended-range Reaper unmanned aircraft into service in August, the military and its contractor, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., announced on Sept. 15.