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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.

Defense Trade Show Is a Tour de Force of Technology and More

One minute, I’m on the show floor of the San Diego Convention Center. The next, I am in a valley in Iceland, amid green mountains and glaciers.

Program Graduates Military Members to Work in Solar Energy Field

A new program designed to train military members for work in the solar energy field graduated its first class Feb. 13 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County.

New Predator Model Completes Record-Setting Flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced on Feb. 12 that its new Predator XP model completed the longest ever flight by a Predator family aircraft.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Receives $2.6 Million Order

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it recently received a $2.6 million order for specialized products supporting an unmanned aerial system for the United States. The company’s Feb. 10 announcement did not specify the client.