SD DEFENSE

San Diego Plays Supporting Role in USS Boxer Repair

Huntington Ingalls Inc., parent to the Continental Maritime shipyard in Barrio Logan, received an $11.6 million order covering work to the USS Boxer, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

Viasat Reports Net Loss and In-flight Wi-Fi Deal

Viasat reported a third-quarter net loss of $24.6 million on revenues of $381.8 million. It also inked a deal with United Airlines.

Flight Innovations Mean Modifications for Shipyards

A new model of aircraft coming to U.S. Navy ships means work for San Diego’s shipyards. The new aircraft is the F-35 Lightning II, also called the Joint Strike Fighter. One of its three versions is similar to the Harrier Jump Jet, in that it can land vertically and take off in a very short distance.

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Kratos Pushes Ahead On Air Force Projects

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. recently announced a new contract and passed a milestone on a second project.

GA-EMS to Develop Capacitors For Microwave Weapons

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group said on Jan. 31 that it received a U.S. Navy contract to develop advanced, high-energy-density capacitors for high-power microwave weapon systems. Financial terms of the contract, awarded by the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium, were not disclosed.

Cubic Corp. Sales Grow 2 Percent, Net Loss at $9.8M

Cubic Corp. reported a net loss of $9.8 million on sales of $340.7 million in its first quarter, as well as a record backlog.

Kratos Pushes Ahead on Two Air Force Projects

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. recently announced a new contract and passed a milestone on a second project.

Shipyards Prepare for Navy Focus on Pacific

DEFENSE: More Work Expected; New Rules Open Up Bids for Some Jobs

More opportunity may be coming the way of defense contractors in the Port of San Diego.

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GA-ASI Snags $49.3M Worth of Aircraft Software Work

The U.S. Air Force awarded $49.3 million worth of software work to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Kratos to Manufacture Drones in Oklahoma City

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said it is expanding its jet-powered drone business by opening a factory in Oklahoma.

Viasat Deal to Advance Communications Capabilities for Special Operations

Viasat Inc. has signed a deal to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command with satellite networking and communications.

Production Balloons for GATR

Cubic Corp. announced in mid-January that it has gone to full-rate production on its GATR satellite dish contract for the U.S. Army. The decision means the Army can buy and field more than 800 satellite communication systems.

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General Atomics Buys Molecular Diagnostic Systems Developer

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group said on Jan. 25 that it acquired assets of Toronto-based Xagenic Inc.

GA-ASI Finds Take Offs, Landings Can Be Automatic

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said it successfully demonstrated an automatic takeoff and landing feature using a satellite data link on a company-owned aircraft.

NASSCO Ship Completes Sea Trials

The Navy and shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO wrapped up sea trials of its fourth expeditionary ship, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, on Jan. 19.