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Cubic Awarded $2.6 Million Contract From Italy

Cubic Corp. said on March 9 that Italy’s ministry of defense awarded it a follow-on contract worth more than $2.6 million.

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Northrop Says Costs of Global Hawk Flight Hours Dropped

Northrop Grumman Corp. said recently that the cost per flight hour for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft saw a “significant decrease” during 2014, while flight hours rose nearly 40 percent.

BAE Systems, Tapestry Solutions Competing for U.S. Navy Contracts

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. and Tapestry Solutions, both of San Diego, are among nine companies that will compete for U.S. Navy software contracts, the Pentagon announced on March 4.

General Atomics Teaming With Spanish Engineering Firm

Opening the door to potential sales to Spain, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced on March 2 that it is teaming up with SENER, a Spanish engineering firm, to make its Predator B unmanned aircraft available to the government of that European country.

Defense Sector May Have to Restructure if Budget Takes Hit

Does Cubic Corp.’s planned restructuring mean that there’s something bigger a-brewing in the defense industry?

Cubic Global Defense Awarded $65 Million Deal

Cubic Corp. said that its Cubic Global Defense unit received a contract valued at more than $65 million; the customer is an army in an unnamed Middle Eastern country.

Cubic Global Defense Receives Contract Valued at More Than $65 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Feb. 24 that its Cubic Global Defense unit received a contract valued at more than $65 million; the customer is an army in an unnamed Middle Eastern country.

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $25.8 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy said on Feb. 23 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $25.8 million contract for software work, specifically engineering sustainment and integrated logistics services in support of its MQ-8 Fire Scout helicopter software.

SAIC Awarded Task Order Worth Up to $62 Million

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) awarded SAIC a task order worth $62 million if all options are exercised. SAIC said.

Cubic Announces Restructuring of its Defense Segments

DEFENSE: Company Expects to Lay Off Less than 2% of Staff

Cubic Corp. announced Feb. 18 that it was restructuring, saying that it will fold together its two defense segments and lay off less than 2 percent of its worldwide staff, all in an effort to improve profitability and competitiveness.

Cubic Receives $2.9 Million Contract From Romanian Military

Cubic Corp. said on Feb. 19 that it received a $2.9 million deal from the Romanian military to provide its MILES laser training equipment.

Kratos Defense Divisions Receive Contracts, Order

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that one of its divisions received a $17 million contract.

Cubic Announces Restructuring, Reviewing Financial Statements

Cubic Corp. announced on Feb. 18 that it was restructuring, saying that it will fold together its two defense segments and lay off less than 2 percent of its staff, all in an effort to improve profitability and competitiveness.

State Department Reportedly Changing Export Rules on Drones

The State Department said on Feb. 17 that it is changing its export rules covering unmanned aircraft.

Palomar Display Products Wins Army Contract Worth $28.6 Million

The U.S. Army awarded Palomar Display Products an indefinite-quantity contract that could be worth up to $28.6 million over five years.