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Cubic Corp., the San Diego provider of military training systems and mass transit fare collection systems, said it obtained three prime contracts from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division to develop training systems supporting both variants of the Navy’s new littoral combat ship.
DEFENSE: Nassco’s New Process Saves Money and a Key Contract
Eighty percent is beautiful. That is a philosophy that brought the U.S. Navy and General Dynamics Nassco together as they refined a deal to build the Navy’s newest ship.
Z Microsystems, a locally based provider of computing systems, announced they were chosen by the Naval Surface Warfare Center to supply the company’s Intelligent Display Series for use in the Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial System program onboard amphibious ships.
San Diego could stand to be a big loser should Congress fail to come to some agreement on a planned slew of automatic budget cuts taking effect March 1.
People associated with San Diego’s ship repair community are planning a rally Feb. 22 to call attention to the federal budget impasse.
DEFENSE: Big Contractors Expected to Compete for Work
While the U.S. Navy prepares for further tests of its X-47B aircraft — an existing, experimental unmanned plane designed to fly off of aircraft carriers — as many as four prime contractors are positioning themselves to build the next big thing.
ViaSat Inc., the Carlsbad maker of satellite equipment, said it was awarded a follow-on contract for $1.65 million from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to continue working on security systems for off-the-shelf mobile devices.
DEFENSE: BAE Seeks Production Contract After $72M Development Phase
BAE Systems employees in Rancho Bernardo and Point Loma have caught the attention of intelligence specialists who serve aboard the smaller classes of U.S. Navy ships.
DEFENSE: Massive Layoffs Loom Large Over Industry, Local Ship Repair Yards
Claudio Rivas is looking at the prospect of layoffs. He may have to let the majority of his workers go because of impending federal budget cuts.
ViaSat Inc., the Carlsbad maker of satellite equipment, reported a fiscal 2013 third quarter net loss of $20.8 million, compared with a net profit of $5.1 million for the like quarter of the prior fiscal year.
LRAD Corp., the locally based provider of long-range acoustic hailing devices, announced that the company received a $323,000 order for their LRAD 300X systems to be used on Colombian Navy patrol boats.
DEFENSE: West 2013 Highlights Potential For Huge Work Losses
Some $220 million worth of ship repair work in the Port of San Diego is in jeopardy this year because of federal budget woes.
DEFENSE: Technology, Robots and Ships Can Be Bought ‘Off the Shelf’
This cousin to R2D2 cuts a squatty, homely figure at 21 inches long, 20 inches wide and 16 inches tall. But it has a tenacity that military commanders like.
TECHNOLOGY: The Internet, GPS, CDMA, Among the Examples
The military frequently adapts civilian technology for its own uses. But the process also works in reverse. Military technology frequently goes commercial.
General Dynamics Nassco said early this week that it has signed a contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express to design a new liquefied natural gas propulsion system for two ships in the TOTE fleet.