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Novatel Receives Investment From HC2

Novatel Wireless Inc., the San Diego maker of wireless solutions and modems, said it completed an investment transaction for $23.7 million with a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings Inc., a diversified holding company with operating subsidiaries in the United States and the United Kingdom.

By Mike Allen September 9, 2014 4:05 p.m.   Share
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Nassco Awarded $498.1M Contract to Build Mobile Landing Platform Ship

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $498.1 million contract modification to build a fourth Mobile Landing Platform ship of the USNS Montford Point class.

BAE Systems Receives $8.3 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to maintain and modernize one of its ships, the USS Wayne E. Meyer.

Northrop to Sell 4 Drones to S. Korea for $657M

DEFENSE: Australia, Japan Also Interested In Purchasing Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corp. just received a contract to sell four unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to the government of South Korea for $657 million in a move that reinforces employment in Rancho Bernardo — Northrop’s program office for the long-winged reconnaissance drone.

Contractors Urged to Invest in Innovation

DEFENSE: Hagel Made Pitch For Long-Term Investment

Times have changed in the area where defense meets innovation.

Raytheon Co. Awarded $26.1 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a $26.1 million contract for work on integrated shipboard electronic systems aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships.

Cubic Corp. Acquires DTECH LABS for $114.5 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 16 that it acquired DTECH LABS Inc., a Virginia company specializing in radio technology for military, government and commercial customers, for as much as $114.5 million.

Northrop Grumman Sells 4 Aircraft to South Korea for $657 Million

Northrop Grumman Corp. sold four Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft to South Korea for $657 million.

Army Awards General Atomics $114.6 Million Contract Modification

The U.S. Army said on Dec. 15 that it awarded a contract modification worth $114.6 million to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

GA-ASI System to Help Drones Steer Clear of Other Aircraft

The people who build remotely piloted aircraft in Poway are also busy developing collision avoidance technology.

Navy Awards Raytheon $38.5 Million Contract Modification

Raytheon Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems unit in San Diego received a $38.5 million U.S. Navy contract modification, the Navy announced on Dec. 11.

Cubic Corp. Receives $12 Million Contract From Canadian Government

Kearny Mesa defense contractor Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 9 that it received a $12 million contract amendment to provide urban warfare training aids for the government of Canada.

Kratos Subsidiary Receives Contract for Company in Qatar

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 8 that one of its subsidiaries received a contract to provide ground electronics to a satellite company in Qatar.

Cubic Corp. Receives Potential $1.3 Million Navy Contract

Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 8 that it received a contract to improve U.S. Navy electronics, specifically a data link system that handles video among other types of data. The work could be worth as much as $1.3 million.

Local Military Group Weighs in on Defense Secretary Nomination

President Obama’s Dec. 5 nomination of Ashton Carter to be secretary of defense has attracted commentary from observers inside and outside the Washington beltway. Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, said the nomination might be a good sign.

Northrop Grumman Delivers Unmanned Copter to U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corp. announced that it delivered the first operational large version of its MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, to its U.S. Navy customer.