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GA-ASI System to Help Drones Steer Clear of Other Aircraft

The people who build remotely piloted aircraft in Poway are also busy developing collision avoidance technology.

Navy Awards Raytheon $38.5 Million Contract Modification

Raytheon Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems unit in San Diego received a $38.5 million U.S. Navy contract modification, the Navy announced on Dec. 11.

Cubic Corp. Receives $12 Million Contract From Canadian Government

Kearny Mesa defense contractor Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 9 that it received a $12 million contract amendment to provide urban warfare training aids for the government of Canada.

Kratos Subsidiary Receives Contract for Company in Qatar

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 8 that one of its subsidiaries received a contract to provide ground electronics to a satellite company in Qatar.

Cubic Corp. Receives Potential $1.3 Million Navy Contract

Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 8 that it received a contract to improve U.S. Navy electronics, specifically a data link system that handles video among other types of data. The work could be worth as much as $1.3 million.

Local Military Group Weighs in on Defense Secretary Nomination

President Obama’s Dec. 5 nomination of Ashton Carter to be secretary of defense has attracted commentary from observers inside and outside the Washington beltway. Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, said the nomination might be a good sign.

Northrop Grumman Delivers Unmanned Copter to U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corp. announced that it delivered the first operational large version of its MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, to its U.S. Navy customer.

U.S. Navy Teams with ASU to Create Tech Accelerator

The U.S. Navy has teamed up with Arizona State University to create a new technology transfer organization in San Diego.

Military Exercises $10.1 Million Option with Miramar Transportation

The U.S. Transportation Command announced on Dec. 1 that it exercised a six-month option of an existing contract with Miramar Transportation Inc.

Cubic Corp. Awarded $1.2 Million Contract by Latvia

Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 2 that it received a $1.2 million contract to provide laser-based military training equipment to the Baltic country of Latvia.

Santee Company Eligible to Compete for $240M in Army Contracts

A&D GC Inc. of Santee is one of five small businesses that will be able to compete for $240 million worth of task orders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the next five years, the Army recently announced.

Testing Begins on General Atomics’ New Catapult for Carriers

Steam’s days are numbered, at least when it comes to shooting an aircraft off a carrier deck.

Navy Plans $800M Site For SEALs in Coronado

DEFENSE: Final Decision on 10-Year Project Likely in 2015

The U.S. Navy is eyeing the southern portion of Coronado’s Silver Strand for a 1.5 million-square-foot construction project that will take 10 years to finish, and will mean up to $800 million in business for Navy contractors.

Cubic Corp. Reports Q4 Net Income of $32.8 Million

Cubic Corp. reported net income of $32.8 million on record quarterly sales of $396.4 million during its fourth quarter, which ended Sept. 30. For the year, Cubic (NYSE: CUB) reported net income of $69.5 million on annual sales of $1.398 billion.

Cubic Corp. Gets $51 Million in Orders from U.S. Army

Cubic Corp. said on Nov. 24 that it received more than $51 million in orders from the U.S. Army for laser-based equipment to be used during war games.