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Navy Signs Landmark Agreement With Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

The U.S. Navy said that it has inked a landmark agreement with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, one that constitutes the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a federal entity.

Navy Awards Harper Construction $18.1 Million Task Order

The U.S. Navy awarded San Diego-based Harper Construction Co. Inc. an $18.1 million task order for construction at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.

Raytheon Co. to Fund 'Center of Innovation' in Imperial Beach

Raytheon Co. announced plans to fund a “Center of Innovation” at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County as part of wider effort to support children in military families.

Earnings Announced for Four Companies Serving Defense Industry

Four San Diego County companies whose business models combine military electronics with other pursuits reported quarterly operating results on Aug. 6.

Northrop Maneuvers to Ensure Planned Sale of Drones to Australia

Northrop Grumman Corp. hopes to sell several of its high-flying Triton surveillance drones to Australia, and looks like it’s trying to sweeten the pot.

Navy Awards Exelis $97.3 Million Deal

The U.S. Navy said on July 30 that it awarded Exelis, now part of Harris Corp., a contract to deliver 46 airborne radio signal jammers used in F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.

Navy Awards Tetra Tech $7.1 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded the San Diego office of Tetra Tech EC Inc. a $7.1 million contract modification for environmental cleanup at the Navy Exchange gas station in the Jackson Park housing complex in Bremerton, Wash. The deal includes options which, if exercised, would add as much as $200,000 to the cost.

SDMAC Executive Director Stepping Down

MILITARY: Blumberg Has Led Military/Business Group Since 2005

Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced on July 24.

URS to Continue Managing Hazardous Waste at Navy's Repair Depot

URS Federal Services Inc. of Germantown, Md. will manage hazardous materials for the Defense Logistics Agency for one more year at the U.S. Navy aircraft repair depot at Naval Air Station North Island, the Pentagon announced on July 24.

General Atomics Unit Receives Contract from Italian Air Force

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a one-year contract covering logistics support for the unmanned aircraft flown by the Italian air force. The deal could be worth as much as $10.5 million.

Cubic Awarded $18M Foreign Military Contract

Cubic Corp. has received an $18 million contract to conduct four years of work for the Australian military.

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Blumberg to Retire as Executive Director of SDMAC

Larry Blumberg, executive director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced July 24.

Navy Awards BAE Systems Contract Worth $38.3 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract to perform depot-level maintenance and alterations to the USS Bunker Hill, the oldest Ticonderoga-class cruiser in the fleet. The deal is not to exceed $38.3 million. Work is expected to be complete by May of 2016.

Cubic Corp. Wins Contract From Emirates Airlines

San Diego-based Cubic Corp. announced on July 20 that it won a commercial client — Emirates Airlines — for what had previously been a military training product.

Navy Awards Boeing Contract For Support Services

The U.S. Navy awarded the Boeing Co.’s Oklahoma City office a one-year contract modification to provide one year of support services for the U.S. Navy C-40A aircraft, including depot maintenance and operational site support.