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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.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received two aircraft contracts from the U.S. Army at the end of September.
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.
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).
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
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.
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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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 Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on Sept. 22 that it accepted $175 million worth of bonds for repurchase.
The supply chain for advanced military electronics stretches from San Diego back to Norway.
General Atomics is opening the doors of one of its factories to the public on National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 2.
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.
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.
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.