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Two Firms to Benefit From Navy Contract

AMSEC LLC and Gryphon Technologies LC will provide services on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers under contracts announced on May 1.

By Brad Graves May 3, 2017 3:53 p.m. share »

Cubic Global Defense Hires Diane Giuliani as Senior VP of Global Business

Cubic Global Defense has hired Diane Giuliani as senior vice president of global business development and strategy. The company made the announcement April 26.

By Brad Graves April 28, 2017 11:38 a.m. share »
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Kratos Makes the Ultimate Hack: Russian-Built Tank

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said one of its business units has fitted a Russian tank, supplied by the U.S. Army, with a system that lets it operate by remote control. The Army plans to use the tank as a target.

By Brad Graves April 27, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »
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Contractors Get Cash to Make Course Correction on Drones

Local companies bidding on a multibillion-dollar unmanned aircraft project got a little extra money from the U.S. Navy to fund their development work.

By Brad Graves April 27, 2017 1 p.m. share »

ViaSat Receives $13.7M Pentagon Contract

The Pentagon said it awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a $13.7 million contract to produce ground transceivers for its Blue Force Tracker 2 program.

By Brad Graves April 23, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

Cubic Global Defense to Share $231 Million Army Contract

Cubic Global Defense is among 10 contractors that will split a five-year, $231 million U.S. Army contract announced on April 19.

By Brad Graves April 20, 2017 5:05 p.m. share »

Canadian Government Awards Cubic Corp. $4.5 Million Contract

Cubic Corp. said on April 20 that it received a $4.5 million contract from the government of Canada to replace an obsolete data communications network and exercise control center.

By Brad Graves April 20, 2017 4:43 p.m. share »

Navy to Steer Work to Four Small Construction Firms

The U.S. Navy put four San Diego construction companies on a short list to complete for millions of dollars’ worth of projects. The work, at Navy and U.S. Marine Corps bases in California and the western United States, is specifically set aside for small businesses.

By Brad Graves April 19, 2017 4:32 p.m. share »

NASSCO Awarded $22.7 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $22.7 million deal to perform dry dock work on the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth, which is based in San Diego.

By Brad Graves April 18, 2017 4:23 p.m. share »

Pentagon Funding 2 Projects at UCSD as Part of MURI Program

The Pentagon plans to fund two advanced research projects at UC San Diego.

By Brad Graves April 16, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »
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GA-ASI Looking for Other Markets for Predator Family

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is working to widen its customer base for its Predator family of unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves April 13, 2017 2:23 p.m. share »
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Border Wall Raises Economic as Well as Political Questions

The federal government by June will be narrowing down a large nationwide field of contractors looking to build President Trump’s proposed 2,000-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. However, it remains unclear what the wall will cost, how and when it will get funded and built, and what will be the employment and other economic impacts in San Diego County.

By Lou Hirsh April 13, 2017 1:58 p.m. share »

Graphic: Flight Club: GA-ASI Shoots for New Predator Customers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is working to widen its customer base for its Predator family of unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves April 12, 2017 6 p.m. share »

BAE Systems Awarded Air Force Contract Potentially Worth $42.9M

The U.S. Air Force awarded BAE Systems in San Diego a contract that could be worth as much as $42.9 million.

By Brad Graves April 12, 2017 3:12 p.m. share »
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UCSD Develops ‘Glove Test’ That Detects Deadly Agents

The University of California, San Diego says it has developed a “lab on a glove” to detect sarin, VX and other deadly nerve agents. In addition to defense uses, the invention could be used in agriculture to detect a related family of organophosphate pesticides, according to the American Chemical Society. Joseph Wang, a professor of nanoengineering at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, led a research group that published its findings recently in the journal ACS Sensors.

By Brad Graves April 3, 2017 9:03 a.m. share »