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Air Force Awards GA-ASI Two-Year, $39.5 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a two-year, $39.5 million contract to provide ground control stations for medium-altitude unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves March 27, 2017 3:13 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Cubic Contract Worth $20 Million

Cubic Corp. said that its Mission Solutions division received a U.S. Navy award for delivery of a person-portable common data link. The deal could ultimately be worth more than $20 million.

By Brad Graves March 22, 2017 5:11 p.m. share »

GA-ASI Moves to Next Phase of Gremlins Competition

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is going on to the next phase of the Defense Department’s Gremlins competition.

By Brad Graves March 21, 2017 4:48 p.m. share »

Navy Awards $13.3 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded New Hampshire-based Environmental Alternatives Inc. a contract covering engineering and technical services for disassembly and radiological inspection and cleaning of LM2500 single-shank turbine gas generator assemblies. The Navy uses such turbines to drive surface ships such as Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers.

By Brad Graves March 21, 2017 3:44 p.m. share »

San Diego Awarded $1.6M Grant to Support Region's Defense Contractors

The city of San Diego has been awarded $1.6 million in federal money to support the region’s defense contractors.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 19, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »
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A More Compact Power Source Increases Railgun’s Punishing Possibilities

General Atomics is packing a lot of oomph into a small package, with the hope of better powering a futuristic weapon called a railgun.

By Brad Graves March 16, 2017 3:36 p.m. share »

Cubic Defense Awarded $20.8 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Cubic Defense Applications Inc. a $20.8 million, fixed-price contract.

By SDBJ Staff March 13, 2017 4:15 p.m. share »

A More Compact Power Source Adds to Railgun's Punishing Possibilities

General Atomics said it has created a new power source for electromagnetic railguns — one that does more with less.

By Brad Graves March 10, 2017 4:05 p.m. share »
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Cubic Corp. Introduces Fold-Up Satellite Antenna

Cubic Corp. rolled out two new products in its GATR Technologies military satellite line on March 7.

By Brad Graves March 7, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »

Three S.D. Shipyards to Share $120.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a combined $120.5 million contract modification to three San Diego shipyards — BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Continental Maritime and General Dynamics NASSCO — to conduct maintenance and repair work on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers.

By Brad Graves February 28, 2017 5:29 p.m. share »

Kratos Reports 2016 Revenue of $668.7 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported a net loss of $4.3 million, or 7 cents per share, on revenue of $182.1 million for its fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 25. In the same quarter of 2015, the business reported a net loss of $4.0 million, or 7 cents per share, on revenue of $177.5 million.

By Brad Graves February 27, 2017 4:32 p.m. share »

Getting a Ship Out of Water Is Something to See

Imagine having to back a very big Cadillac into a tight parking place over the space of two hours, and you’ll get some idea of what it’s like to bring a 684-foot U.S. Navy ship into dry dock.

By Brad Graves February 24, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »

S.D.-Based Company Could Receive Up to $47.5M in Navy Orders

San Diego-based Cypher Analytics, doing business as Crown Point Systems, is in line to receive as much as $47.5 million in awards over five years for electronic equipment, specifically information communication technology and equipment.

By Brad Graves February 24, 2017 10:03 a.m. share »
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Nine House Democrats Introduce Military Base Closure Bill

Nine Congressional Democrats introduced a military base closure bill in the House of Representatives on Feb. 1. It’s still a long way from passing, but if it does become law, San Diego can expect a fight — perhaps an aggressive public relations push and a behind-the-scenes lobbying effort — to keep all of its U.S. Navy and Marine Corps bases.

By Brad Graves February 23, 2017 1:36 p.m. share »
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Cubic Aims for Defense Acquisitions to Click

Not too many military satellite dishes make a hissing noise like an air mattress deflating when it’s time to pack things up and ship them off to their next location. Then again, the satellite dish from Cubic Corp.’s GATR Technologies business is not your typical model.

By Brad Graves February 23, 2017 12:58 p.m. share »