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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Jan. 4 that it named Marie Mendoza vice president and general counsel. Mendoza replaces Deborah S. Butera, who left the company in September.
Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Dec. 19 that its NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft — a variation of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft — made its first flight.
Soltek Pacific Construction Co. received a U.S. Navy task order worth $16.7 million, the Pentagon announced Dec. 30.
DEFENSE: Programs Of Some of the Big Local Players Are in Demand
The defense industry seems to be holding its own as 2016 begins. Because of a major deal struck in Congress, military contractors will not have to carve up a drastically shrinking defense-spending pie, at least not in the near term.
Cubic Corp. received a five-year deal to supply parts for U.S. Army personnel locator systems, the Pentagon announced on Dec. 24.
Northrop Grumman Corp. recently got a Defense Department deal to develop an unmanned aircraft called TERN. The Pentagon’s R&D arm has inked a three-year, $93.1 million agreement with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to develop the system, which could be used to gather intelligence or deliver weapons.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said its jet-powered unmanned UTAP-22 aircraft successfully made its third demonstration flight on Dec. 11 at the U.S. Navy’s test range at China Lake.
The U.S. Air Force plans to spend $338 million in 2016 on logistics support for its fleet of Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft.
The late J. Robert Beyster and his employees were always discreet when discussing their business, Science Applications International Corp.
Cubic Corp. said Dec. 21 that it entered a definitive agreement to buy Huntsville, Ala.-based GATR Technologies Inc. for $232.5 million.
PKL Services Inc. of Poway received a $62.6 million, one-year contract for maintenance upgrade training for Royal Saudi Air Force personnel working on Saudi Arabia’s F-15 strike fighter aircraft fleet.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Dec. 17 that one of its subsidiaries received a $3.8 million task order for unmanned aerial targets for the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $57.1 million contract for logistics support for its Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.
Executives at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Rancho Bernardo are keeping tabs on six test flights that its client, the U.S. Navy, is making with its Triton unmanned aircraft in Patuxent River, Maryland.
The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. $32.3 million worth of work, which is expected to last two and a half years.