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Navy Awards Boeing Contract For Support Services

The U.S. Navy awarded the Boeing Co.’s Oklahoma City office a one-year contract modification to provide one year of support services for the U.S. Navy C-40A aircraft, including depot maintenance and operational site support.

San Diego Businesses to Share Work Awarded Under Navy Contracts

The U.S. Navy recently awarded three indefinite-quantity contracts to businesses that will perform engineering and technical work on its submarine fleet.

ImageWare Systems Licenses Technology to Lockheed Martin

A small Rancho Bernardo tech company said on July 14 that it has licensed certain biometric technology to defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp.

Navy Awards Sodexo Management $17.7 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Sodexo Management Inc. a $17.7 million contract modification to provide meals at U.S. Marine Corps bases.

General Atomics Awarded $14.6 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $14.6 million contract modification for one year of software engineering services for its Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. Gray Eagle is a Predator unmanned aircraft built to Army specifications.

Teledyne Takes to Seas With Unmanned Operating Systems

In the late 1960s, a company called Teledyne bought a groundbreaking San Diego aviation firm called Ryan. Building on technology developed for target drones, they came up with a robot plane called the Global Hawk. Eventually, Northrop Grumman Corp. bought the business and ended up selling Global Hawks by the score … and the business stayed in San Diego.

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Rear Adm. Markham Rich to be Next S.D. Navy Mayor

Rear Adm. Markham K. Rich will take his new post as “Navy mayor” of San Diego on July 13 during a private ceremony on the USS Midway museum. Rich’s official title will be commander, Navy Region Southwest.

Navy Awards Work to Seven Contractors

The U.S. Navy said on July 6 that it selected seven contractors to do work on unmanned maritime systems in deals that could individually exceed $100 million, and in some cases $200 million.

Kratos Subsidiary Inks Satellite Equipment Deal

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on July 6 that one of its subsidiaries had a new satellite equipment deal with a large Indonesian telecom company.

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Cubic Corp. Names James Blake VP of Global Defense Business

Cubic Corp. has named James T. Blake to an upper management post in its Cubic Global Defense business.

Navy Awards $75M Contract to Huntington Ingalls to Repair Aircraft Carriers

The Pentagon inked a two-year contract with Huntington Ingalls Inc. to provide ship repair support for two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the USS Nimitz and the USS Carl Vinson. One-fourth of the work is expected to go to San Diego, with the balance to Bremerton, Wash.

BAE Systems Receives $13.6 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has set aside time and money to improve the USS Sterett, a guided missile destroyer based in San Diego.

Soltek Pacific Receives $20.2 Million Navy Contract

San Diego-based Solpac Construction Inc., which does business as Soltek Pacific Construction Co., received a $20.2 million U.S. Navy contract to build a multistory training building to prepare pilots to fly the next generation of fighter aircraft: the F-35C Lightning II.

Navy Awards $13M Contract to General Dynamics NASSCO

The Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $13 million, one-year contract modification to turn out preliminary designs for a new amphibious-landing ship.

General Atomics Awarded $737 Million Contract

DEFENSE: S.D. Will Get 45% of Work on Aircraft Carrier System

General Atomics received a major contract this month for its electromagnetic aircraft carrier catapult as well as for a similarly powered arresting gear to catch the small jets landing on the carrier deck.