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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.
The U.S. Navy recently awarded three indefinite-quantity contracts to businesses that will perform engineering and technical work on its submarine fleet.
A small Rancho Bernardo tech company said on July 14 that it has licensed certain biometric technology to defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp.
The U.S. Navy awarded Sodexo Management Inc. a $17.7 million contract modification to provide meals at U.S. Marine Corps bases.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Cubic Corp. has named James T. Blake to an upper management post in its Cubic Global Defense business.
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.
The U.S. Navy has set aside time and money to improve the USS Sterett, a guided missile destroyer based in San Diego.
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.
The Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $13 million, one-year contract modification to turn out preliminary designs for a new amphibious-landing ship.
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.