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U.S. Navy Awards Contract For Dredging, Pier Replacement

Manson Construction Co. of Seattle received an $834,000 modification to a U.S. Navy contract for dredging and pier replacement at Naval Base San Diego, informally known as the 32nd St. naval station. The deal augments a $9.6 million contract modification from Feb. 10. The Pentagon announced both deals on June 13.

Indus Technology Inc.'s Defense Deal Potentially Worth $43.5M

Indus Technology Inc. said recently that it won a U.S. Navy task order with a potential value of $43.5 million over five years, if the Navy exercises all of its options.

GA-ASI Adds Improved Sensor to Predator Model

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said it has integrated a sophisticated sensor into its Predator C Avenger, a jet-powered aircraft in its Predator line.

Army Awards GA-ASI $24.8 Million Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $24.8 million contract modification, covering an additional six months of logistics support for the Army’s Warrior A and Gray Eagle Block 0 unmanned aircraft systems. Warrior and Gray Eagle are versions of the Poway builder’s original aircraft, called the Predator.

Cobham's San Diego Operation to Share $18 Million Contract

Cobham PLC said in early June that it won $18 million in subcontracts to support an airborne electronic warfare program.

Kratos Receives Multiple Orders Worth $10 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 13 that it received multiple product orders worth approximately $10 million.

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GA-ASI Looks to Build on Its Customer Base in NATO

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. wants to sell its unmanned aircraft to Germany.

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Kratos Defense Contract Potentially Worth $22.3 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 10 that it received a defense contract that could be worth as much as $22.3 million if its client exercises all of its options.

Navy Awards BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Contract Worth up to $61.1 million

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract that could be worth up to $61.1 million for the fitting-out availability and post-shakedown availability of a new San Antonio-class amphibious landing platform dock, named after Rep. John P. Murtha. San Diego will be the ship’s home port.

Kratos Receives Contracts Worth $6.2 Million From Several Customers

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 6 that it received $3.6 million in contract awards for specialized security systems for two unnamed major mass transit customers in the United States. The systems include access control, video surveillance, analytics and communications.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $62.4 Million, One-Year Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $62.4 million, one-year contract option to operate and maintain its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator aircraft, which are seagoing versions of Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk spy aircraft.

BAE Systems Awarded $53.4 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan a $53.4 million contract for shipyard work on the destroyer USS Russell. The Pentagon announced the award on June 6.

Defense Dept. Awards ViaSat $33.1 Million Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. a $33.1 million, one-year deal to provide senior leaders and their support staff with communications services over the ViaSat subscription service while traveling by aircraft. The government may continue the service for up to another year at its option.

Kratos Division Receives $6.6 Million Contract

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said June 1 that its Modular Systems Division received $6.6 million in contracts.

Navy Awards $46.3 Million Contract to Straub Construction

Fallbrook-based Straub Construction Inc. received a $46.3 million U.S. Navy contract for hangar modernization and additions at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The hangar work will accommodate the F-35C Lightning II aircraft, which the Navy plans to introduce to the fleet.