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DEFENSE: Navy to Buy 68 of the Rugged Aircraft
As the people of Rancho Bernardo went about their business Aug. 19, an operator in one of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s secure office buildings there took control of a U.S. Navy Triton — a large unmanned aircraft — during the middle of its flight over the western United States.
The U.S. Navy chose five vendors to provide the next-generation information technology network for its ships, announcing the winners on Aug. 20.
Constrained defense budgets and constraints to the Port of San Diego were two domestic topics that Adm. Samuel Locklear III touched on during a visit to San Diego on Aug. 19. The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command has responsibility for the globe “between Hollywood and Bollywood.”
The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 18 that it awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $19.5 million contract for electronics that protect ships from missiles.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $240.7 million contract for three Global Hawk unmanned aircraft of the Block 30 variety, according to an Aug. 15 Pentagon announcement.
The Defense Department said on Aug. 14 that it awarded a $9.1 million contract modification to Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire reagents and consumables for its DNA Identification Laboratory at the Armed Forces Medical Examiners System at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
General Atomics of La Jolla said on Aug. 13 that it received an initial, sole-source contract to provide the electromagnetic launch and recovery systems to be installed on the second ship of a new class of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.
Cubic Corp. said Aug. 11 that it received a Pentagon contract to operate the Korea Battle Simulation Center — a deal which could be worth up to $57 million over four and a half years if all options are exercised.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., the defense holding company based in the University Towne Center area, said on July 7 that it recorded a net loss of $49.9 million on revenue of $229.3 million during its second quarter, which ended on June 29.
Spawar received a new commander Aug. 7 during ceremonies where the U.S. Navy’s top admiral officiated.
Cubic Corp., the San Diego defense contractor and provider of mass transit fare systems, reported fiscal 2014 third quarter revenue of $340.4 million, up 1 percent from the like quarter of last year.
The Department of Defense said on July 30 that ViaSat Inc. and Data Link Solutions LLC will share a $116.8 million contract modification to do systems engineering and integration on sophisticated military radios:
Cubic Corp. said on July 29 that it received a contract worth more than $700 million to provide fare collection services to London’s mass transit system.
The Pentagon said on July 23 that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded Cubic Corp. a contract that could be worth up to $500 million over 10 years.
Task orders under the contract could be worth up to $130.4 million.