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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Awarded $279.1 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $279.1 million contract to produce two dozen Reaper unmanned aircraft and associated equipment.

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Nassco's Newet Ship, USNS Lewis B. Puller, Named After Famous Marine

With the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps in attendance, dignitaries named one of General Dynamics Nassco’s newest ships after a larger-than-life Marine, Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller.

Cubic Corp. Wins Federal Contract Worth as Much as $500 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Jan. 28 that it won a contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency that could be worth as much as $500 million over almost 10 years.

Navy Awards Task Order Worth $61.7 Million to Indus Technology

Indus Technology Inc., based in Old Town, said on Jan. 29 that it won a U.S. Navy task order that could be worth up to $61.7 million if the Navy exercises all of its options.

Two Businesses Chosen to Work on Five-Year Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy tapped two San Diego businesses — BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. and Information Systems Laboratories Inc. — to work on intelligence-exploitation and targeting systems over the next five years.

Pentagon Awards General Atomics $36.5 Million Contract Modification

The Pentagon awarded La Jolla-based General Atomics more work on a power system for the Navy’s nascent electromagnetic railgun project — which military leaders say will be able to hurtle a projectile 83 miles a minute.

Pentagon Awards Cubic Corp. Deal Worth Up to $9.9 Million

Cubic Corp. said on Jan. 26 that it received a five-year deal to provide as much as $9.9 million worth of support to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Vanguard Delivers Satellite Structures to Lockheed Martin

Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on Jan. 22 that it recently delivered two satellite bus structures to satellite-builder Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT).

Proposed Jones Act Repeal Could Hurt Domestic Shipbuilders

A move afoot in Washington, D.C., has the potential to disrupt business at General Dynamics Nassco.

General Atomics Receives Multimillion-Dollar Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway received a multimillion-dollar contract to provide logistics support for unmanned aircraft operated by the United Kingdom. The Pentagon announced the award — which is not to exceed $34.6 million — on Jan. 20.

Japan to Buy Global Hawk Aircraft from Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp. has confirmed that the Japanese government plans to buy the company’s Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. Specifics of the buy, however, are not yet available.

Public Memorial Set for SAIC Founder J.R. Beyster

A public memorial for J.R. Beyster, founder and longtime CEO of defense contractor SAIC, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1775 East Mission Bay Drive. Beyster died on Dec. 22 at age 90.

I.E.-Pacific Inc. Receives $16.4 Million Order From Navy

A San Diego construction company will renovate and build facilities at Naval Base Ventura County to accommodate the U.S. Navy’s new Triton unmanned aircraft.

Poway's General Atomics Awarded $43.3 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Poway’s General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $43.3 million contract to provide unspecified retrofits to an unspecified number of Reaper unmanned aircraft.

Budget Deal Brings Welcome Clarity to Defense Industry

DEFENSE: Some Seek to Sideline Any Sequestration

Just in time for the holidays, the federal government gave Brad Antle and his defense contracting peers a gift they had hoped for: visibility to the road ahead.