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Air Force Defends Its Reaper Drone Purchases

The U.S. Air Force rebutted a Department of Defense Inspector General’s report alleging that the Air Force is buying too many Reaper drones from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

BRAC Looming On Budget Horizon

DEFENSE: Region Leaders Prepare for Next Round of Cuts

Pressure is building for a new military base closure round, perhaps in the post-election years of 2017 or 2019.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $306.1 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on Oct. 1 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $306.1 million, sole-source contract to provide logistics services and sustainment for the Air Force’s Global Hawk unmanned spy aircraft.

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Kratos Gets $8.5M Military Contract for Communications Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it received an $8.5 million contract award for communication systems for certain airborne assets.

Job Options Inc. Receives $10.1M Navy Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy announced Oct. 3 that it awarded a $10.1 million, one-year modification to a contract with Job Options Inc., a nonprofit agency, to provide custodial services at the Naval Medical Center and various branch medical clinics and dental clinics around the San Diego area.

Nassco Training Program Tests Workers' Mettle In Ship Work

General Dynamics Nassco has gotten back into the habit of hiring and training workers, as its new construction backlog has grown.

RQ Construction Awarded $36 Million in Navy Projects

RQ Construction LLC of Carlsbad was recently awarded a contract and a task order, with values totaling more than $36 million, for work being done for the U.S. Navy, according to the U.S. Defense Department.

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Calm Seas For Now

MILITARY: Sequestration Pause Allows for Stability

Military spending — a foundation of the San Diego economy — is expected to wane only slightly for the next year with jobs attributed to such spending facing a 2 percent decrease in fiscal year 2015, according to a new study from SDMAC, the San Diego Military Advisory Council.

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Kratos Gets $3.6M Missile Defense Deal

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 24 that it received a $3.6 million task order from an undisclosed customer.

BAE Systems Awarded $35.3M Navy Contract for Destroyer Work

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $35.3 million contract modification to cover dry-dock work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $78M Delivery Order From Air Force

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 23 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a four-year, $78 million delivery order for spare parts for the Block 40 version of the Global Hawk unmanned spy aircraft.

Defense Spending in County Expected to Drop 1%

A new, comprehensive look at the U.S. Department of Defense’s local presence predicts that the military spending that San Diego County enjoys will decline one percent in the new fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1.

Epsilon Systems Receives Navy Contract Potentially Worth $85M

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. said that it received a U.S. Navy contract to support the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, which repairs and modernizes ships in the port of San Diego.

Contractor Helps Iron Dome System Make the Interceptions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. doesn’t exactly shout it from the rooftops, but electronics built by one of the San Diego company’s subsidiaries play a role in Iron Dome, Israel’s missile defense system which has been much in the news with the conflict in Gaza.

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Kratos Subsidiary Receives $4.8 Million Order From Navy

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 16 that its Micro Systems subsidiary received a $4.8 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy for unmanned aerial drone system command-and-control systems and services.