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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
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Army Awards General Atomics ASI an $82.7M Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a four-year, $82.7 million contract for technological support.

LRAD Corp. Receives $560,000 in Orders from Navy

LRAD Corp., which produces highly directional devices that send high-volume sound over very long distances, said it received $560,000 in orders for two units under a U.S. Navy contract.

General Dynamics Nassco Awarded $31.8 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a $31.8 million contract to General Dynamics Nassco to perform post-shakedown work on one of its newest ships, the USS America.

The Cutting-Edge of The Spear: DARPA

DEFENSE: Research Vital To Military, Businesses

DARPA likes to think big. And executives in the defense world — people such as David Bruemmer — like to know what the customer is thinking.

General Dynamics Nassco Gets One-Year Navy Contract Worth $24.2M

The Pentagon announced April 21 that the U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Nassco a one-year, $24.2 million contract to sustain Littoral Combat Ships in the port of San Diego.

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Retired Rear Admiral Jan Hamby Named to Cubic Board

Cubic Corp. announced on April 20 that it named Jan Hamby to its board of directors.

Cyber Security Focus of Three-Day Symposium

Military communications and cyber security take center stage during the C4ISR Symposium, set for April 27-29 at the Liberty Station Conference Center in Point Loma.

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Northrop Grumman Corp.’s X-47B Is Flying Into Its Sunset

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s X-47B carrier-based drone is ending its service life with an aerial refueling exercise, though when that last flight will be was not immediately clear on April 17.

ViaSat Awarded $12.3 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said it has awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a three-year, $12.3 million contract to repair MIDS radios used on various aircraft platforms.

Navy Awards $25.3 Million Deal to RQ-Bert Joint Venture

The U.S. Navy awarded the RQ-Berg Joint Venture of Carlsbad a $25.3 million deal to upgrade the infrastructure at Camp Wilson at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Navy planners expect the work will take two years.

Program Examines Military's Future in San Diego

Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 will offer a look at the military in San Diego as part of its Breakfast Dialogue program series.

Cubic Gets $6 Million Contract from New Zealand

Cubic Corp. said on April 8 that it received a contract worth more than $6 million from the government of New Zealand to design, supply and install a weapons training range.

U.S. Army Awards $24 Million Contract to Cox Construction

Vista-based Cox Construction Co. received a $24 million U.S. Army contract to put up a building in Orange County. The Army Reserve Center in Tustin will include a training building for the 600-member unit, an organizational maintenance shop and a storage building.

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $8.3 Million Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp. received an $8.3 million contract to provide one year of planning and support for two U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Freedom and USS Fort Worth. Half of the work will be done in San Diego, the other half in New Jersey.