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LRAD Corp. Reports Net Income of $3.3 Million for Fiscal 2014

LRAD Corp., the Rancho Bernardo maker of high-volume acoustic devices used by the military and law enforcement, reported net income of $3.3 million for fiscal 2014, up 164 percent from the $1.3 million recorded in fiscal 2013.

PsychArmor Gets $1 Million Donation to Open Center

PsychArmor, a nonprofit that helps veterans and their families, recently received a $1 million donation from the Rebecca Moores Foundation. The grant will help launch the Moores Center for Military Service Providers, which will assist civilian mental health practitioners who care for veterans, as well as others who provide similar services.

General Atomics Awarded U.S. Army Contract Worth $17.1 Million

The U.S. Army awarded Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a contract modification that may be worth as much as $17.1 million.

How Will the Election Shake-Ups Shake Out on the Budget?

With November elections in the rearview mirror, members of Congress will soon take up the 2015 defense budget.

Defense Industry Group Hears From Mayor

Mayor Kevin Faulconer told a defense industry group on Nov. 12 that he feels litigation regarding the Navy Broadway Complex is closer to its end than its beginning.

Cubic Corp. Awarded $20 Million Contract

The Royal Australian Air Force recently awarded Cubic Corp. a contract worth more than $20 million. Under the deal announced on Nov. 5, Cubic (NYSE: CUB) will provide air combat training electronics for several types of military jets.

Kratos Reports Third Quarter Loss, Receives $81M Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., the San Diego holding company with subsidiaries around the country, issued a flurry of announcements on Nov. 6, including quarterly financial results.

Cubic Corp. Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Army Contract

Cubic Corp. said on Nov. 4 that it received a task order contract from the U.S. Army that could be worth more than $15 million.

General Atomics Gets Contract to Assist French Air Force

The U.S. Air Force, acting on behalf of the French air force, arranged for a year of contractor logistics support for France’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft with the aircraft’s builder, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway.

Biocom Institute Seeking Applicants for Veterans Mentoring Program

The Biocom Institute, the educational and workforce development arm of the life sciences trade association Biocom, is now accepting applications from military personnel interested in participating in its Veteran Career Mentoring Program.

U.S. Army Awards Contract for Training to Cubic Corp.

The U.S. Army steered millions of dollars of training work to Cubic Corp. over the last several months, the San Diego company reported on Oct. 23.

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Two Companies Get Clearance to Bid for Certain Defense Contracts

Two companies — Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Information Systems Sector and Computer Sciences Corp. — received indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts letting them bid on software engineering work worth tens of millions of dollars.

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Northrop Grumman Reports Successful Tests of Roadside-Bomb Jamming Device

Northrop Grumman Corp. said on Oct. 16 that its JCREW system — an electronic signal jammer designed to foil roadside bombs — made it through an extensive battery of tests at five Defense Department facilities in preparation for deployment in 2015.

Military Compensation Average Outpaces Civilian Pay Locally

DEFENSE: Total Said to Be $15.5B According to Study

San Diego’s active duty military personnel are “a force for good,” as the Navy says in a televised ad, and especially good for the local economy.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Announces Several Contracts

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced several contract wins in the seven-day span of Oct. 9-15.