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General Atomics Receives $38.8M Army Deal for Explosives Detection

The U.S. Army awarded Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $38.8 million, one-year contract modification to operate, sustain and integrate Highlighter sensors able to detect improvised explosive devices.

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General Atomics ASI Is Seeking International Customers for Predator XP

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used England’s Farnborough International Air Show to announce the first flight of its Predator aircraft built for markets in the developing world.

Event to Encourage Women-Owned Businesses to Seek Federal Contracts

The San Diego ChallengeHER event on Wednesday July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon is aimed at educating female entrepreneurs about the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, and to bring more women-owned businesses into the federal government’s supply chain, according to an announcement from the U.S. Small Business Administration, which is co-sponsoring the event.

Daylight Defense Gets Research Grant From Army

Daylight Defense LLC of Rancho Bernardo said that it received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Army to develop next-generation high-power ultraviolet laser capability to support future defense applications.

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Kratos Reports $4.2M Unmanned Aerial Systems Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it recently received a $4.2 million contract for unmanned aerial systems from a longstanding customer.

Game-Changing Railgun Moves to Next Phase of Development

DEFENSE: System Shoots Projectiles 7 Times Faster Than the Speed of Sound

General Atomics may have been feeling more like a bridesmaid than a bride on a sunny July morning at Naval Base San Diego.

Destroyer Work Worth $15.9 Million for BAE Systems

The U.S. Navy said July 9 that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $15.9 million contract modification to do dry dock work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur.

ES3 Defense Deal Potentially Worth $7.5M

The U.S. Air Force said on July 8 that it awarded a downtown San Diego company a contract for landing gear emergency response engineering services with a ceiling of $7.5 million.

Navy Deal Worth $9.1M for Pacific Ship Repair

The U.S. Navy announced on July 1 that it awarded a $9.1 million contract modification to San Diego-based Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Inc. for work on a destroyer in Everett, Wash.

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USO San Diego Names Forrester President, CEO.

USO San Diego named Judy Forrester president and CEO.

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Feldmann Takes the Reins at Cubic Corp.

Bradley Feldmann took over as CEO of Cubic Corp. on July 1 in a planned management transition.

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Proposed Budget Would Provide for Reaper Replacements

The war supplement to the 2015 Pentagon budget contains funds to replace an unspecified number of Reaper unmanned aircraft lost in combat, Politico is reporting.

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Cubic's Training Capabilities Pay Off With 2 Defense Contracts

Cubic Corp. has two new defense contracts in hand.

Navy Contract Extends Service Lives of Northrop's Experimental Drones

The experimental, carrier-based drones that Northrop Grumman Corp. built for the U.S. Navy are getting an extension of what was to be short service lives.

Syzygy Technologies Gets Navy IT Deal Worth $7.1M

The Defense Department said June 20 that it awarded Syzygy Technologies Inc. a $7.1 million, one-year deal to provide information technology services to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. Services include shipboard electronic support and communication security support.