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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.
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 & 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to maintain and modernize one of its ships, the USS Wayne E. Meyer.
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.
DEFENSE: Hagel Made Pitch For Long-Term Investment
Times have changed in the area where defense meets innovation.
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.