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Turn of the Screw

Maritime: Marine Group Boat Works Is Thriving, But Uncertainty of Place LoomsTodd Roberts sits in the pilot house of a 114-foot U.S. Navy boat that his workers just built, and mentally charts his course with a mixture of excitement and apprehension.

By Brad Graves April 11, 2014 12:16 p.m.   $$ Share

Region to Get Some Work on the F-35 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s latest contract on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft will bring work to San Diego.

Upcoming Symposium to Discuss Defense Technology

Defense contractors and U.S. Navy leaders will gather April 22-24 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park to talk shop, and talk about technology.

Two Local Companies to Compete for Airfield Work for Navy

The U.S. Navy needs a solid place to land its aircraft, and it has chosen two local contractors to make that possible.

Three Local Construction Cos. to Compete for Defense Work

Three local companies may have Army construction work in their futures.

Lakeside Construction Co. to Compete for Navy Contracts in Pacific Northwest

Marathon Construction Co., a small business based in Lakeside, took a step toward receiving U.S. Navy construction contracts for work in the Pacific Northwest.

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Moroccan Air Force Training Deal Worth $5 Million for Cubic

Cubic Corp. said on April 11 that it received a contract worth more than $5 million to supply an aircraft training system to the Moroccan air force.

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General Atomics ASI Gets $141.4M Air Force Deal

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received a four-year, $141.4 million U.S. Air Force delivery order for work on the Block 50 ground control station for unmanned aircraft.

Five San Diego Construction Companies to Compete for Navy Task Orders

Five San Diego County construction companies stand to collectively gain up to $99 million in contracts over five years, following a decision by the U.S. Navy’s facilities command.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $43.8M Navy Deal for Unmanned Helicopters

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded a $43.8 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. for several unmanned helicopters and one ground control station.

CACI One of Three Companies Eligible to Bid on a Possible $71M in Government Contracts

CACI Inc., based in Virginia with offices in San Diego, is one of three companies receiving U.S. Navy electronics contracts that could be worth tens of millions of dollars.

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Cubic Corp. Gets $6.9 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on March 28 that it awarded Cubic Corp. a one-year contract worth $6.9 million.

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Cubic Gets Air Force Contract Worth $6.9M

The U.S. Air Force said that it awarded Cubic Corp. a one-year contract worth $6.9 million.

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Navy Completes Initial Test Flights for Northrop Unmanned Aircraft

The U.S. Navy finished initial flight tests for its Northrop Grumman Corp.-built Triton unmanned aircraft on March 13 in Palmdale.

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Bilbro Construction Nabs $11 Million Construction Contract at Marine Corps Installation

Bilbro Construction Company Inc. was awarded an $11 million contract to build Marine Corps facilities at Twentynine Palms.

Proposed Navy Budget Bodes Well for Locals

Defense: Unmanned Planes Able to Land on Carriers Sought

The U.S. Navy has charted a spending course that could bring plenty of opportunity to San Diego County’s defense contractors. Opportunities in 2016 and beyond include fleet replenishment oiler ships, unmanned surveillance aircraft and unmanned jets that can work from aircraft carriers.