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Navy Awards IT Contract to Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy announced on Dec. 30 that it awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract to provide information technology for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Some 16 percent of the work will be conducted in San Diego.

Kratos Defense Receives Three Satellite Contracts Totaling $40 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 30 that it recently received three satellite communications contracts collectively worth $40 million. The company did not name its customers.

Defense Contractor Chooses Vanguard to Make Reflector Antennas

San Diego-based Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on Dec. 29 that Harris Corp., the $5 billion Florida defense contractor, has selected it to produce satellite antenna reflectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Cubic, Kratos Secure Air Force Contracts

The U.S. Air Force announced contracts for two San Diego companies on Dec. 29. Under the deals, Cubic Corp. will work stateside to support air force training in Saudi Arabia, while Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will concentrate on satellite communications work in Colorado.

Kratos Receives $13 Million Contract Modification from Navy

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 23 that it received a contract modification worth $13 million to build helicopter simulators for the U.S. Navy.

Kratos Receives $72.3 Million Contract From Air Force

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Dec. 22 that its Composite Engineering Inc. subsidiary received a $72.3 million award to supply target drones and associated support to the U.S. Air Force.

General Atomics Affiliate Awarded $375.2 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on Dec. 23 that it awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $375.2 million contract for logistical support for its unmanned Predator and Reaper aircraft. Work will be performed in Poway and extend through the end of 2015.

SAIC Founder J. Robert Beyster Dies at Age 90

J. Robert Beyster, who started a small defense contracting business in a La Jolla building shared with a ballet studio and built that business into a Fortune 500 company, died of natural causes at his home in La Jolla early Dec. 22. He was 90 years old.

Tapestry Solutions Receives $48.4 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force announced that Tapestry Solutions Inc., the San Diego software maker, received a $48.4 million contract for Global Decision Support System application support services.

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Nassco Awarded $498.1M Contract to Build Mobile Landing Platform Ship

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $498.1 million contract modification to build a fourth Mobile Landing Platform ship of the USNS Montford Point class.

BAE Systems Receives $8.3 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to maintain and modernize one of its ships, the USS Wayne E. Meyer.

Northrop to Sell 4 Drones to S. Korea for $657M

DEFENSE: Australia, Japan Also Interested In Purchasing Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corp. just received a contract to sell four unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to the government of South Korea for $657 million in a move that reinforces employment in Rancho Bernardo — Northrop’s program office for the long-winged reconnaissance drone.

Contractors Urged to Invest in Innovation

DEFENSE: Hagel Made Pitch For Long-Term Investment

Times have changed in the area where defense meets innovation.

Raytheon Co. Awarded $26.1 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a $26.1 million contract for work on integrated shipboard electronic systems aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships.

Cubic Corp. Acquires DTECH LABS for $114.5 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 16 that it acquired DTECH LABS Inc., a Virginia company specializing in radio technology for military, government and commercial customers, for as much as $114.5 million.