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Navy Awards General Atomics $737 Million Contract

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.

Paul Cassani Joins Veteran-Owned Epsilon Systems

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., a veteran-owned professional and technical services company, announced that Paul Cassani has joined the company as president of its Technical Services Group.

General Atomics ASI Awarded $21.1 Million Air Force Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., a maker of unmanned aircraft and related electronics, has been awarded a $21.1 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive fee order on a previously awarded Air Force contract for Predator mission aircrew training systems, the Defense Department announced.

ViaSat Becomes Board Member of San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence

ViaSat Inc. announced it has become a board member of the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE), a nonprofit that fosters collaboration among companies to establish San Diego as a worldwide center for cybersecurity products and services.

General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Newest Ship to Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, said it delivered the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) on June 12.

Co. Sees S.D. as Its New Center of Navigation Excellence

Kiel, Germany and San Diego are two towns with a history of navy ships and smart people. In recent years, the two cities became linked by the legacy of Hermann Anschütz, an inventor and explorer from more than 100 years ago.

Solpac Construction Awarded $14.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a San Diego firm at least $14.5 million worth of hangar construction work at Naval Air Station Lemoore in the San Joaquin Valley.

Kratos Awarded Five-Year, $12.1 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army said on June 3 that it awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. a five-year, $12.1 million contract for research and development that is apparently related to rocketry.

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Gets $36.6 Million Deal for Destroyer Upgrade, Maintenance

The U.S. Navy said on recently that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $36.6 million deal for maintenance and upgrade work to an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Kidd.

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Mick Jaggers Promoted to VP at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently said that it promoted Mick Jaggers to vice president and program manager for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system programs.

General Atomics Delivers Reaper Aircraft to French Military

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said on May 29 that it delivered its third unmanned Reaper aircraft to the French Ministry of Defense, less than two months after the contract award. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Navy Awards Contract to Koam Engineering Systems

The U.S. Navy awarded San Diego-based KOAM Engineering Systems Inc. a contract for marine design and engineering services that could be worth as much as $76.1 million through January 2020 — provided that the Navy exercises all of its options and issues orders up to the contract’s maximum amount.

Air Force Awards Cubic Corp. $9.9 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Cubic Corp. an additional $9.9 million to provide solutions to enhance the Air Force’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear counter proliferation and survivability missions program.

Kratos Receives Two-Year, $4.5 Million Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on June 2 that it received a two-year, $4.5 million contract to support U.S. government programs in directed energy.

Kratos Defense to Sell Electronics Division for $265M to London Contractor

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has agreed to sell one of its businesses to a London defense and electronics contractor for $265 million, the two companies announced June 1.