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Cubic Aims for Defense Acquisitions to Click

Not too many military satellite dishes make a hissing noise like an air mattress deflating when it’s time to pack things up and ship them off to their next location. Then again, the satellite dish from Cubic Corp.’s GATR Technologies business is not your typical model.

By Brad Graves February 23, 2017 12:58 p.m. share »

Malin Space Science Wins $10.9 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Malin Space Science Systems Inc. of Sorrento Mesa a $10.9 million contract for space-qualified visible cameras for geosynchronous operations.

By Brad Graves February 22, 2017 4:46 p.m. share »

QED Systems' San Diego Operation to Share $33.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy recently exercised an option giving Virginia Beach, Va.-based QED Systems Inc. a one-year, $33.5 million deal to plan shipyard visits by Navy ships.

By Brad Graves February 15, 2017 4:12 p.m. share »

BAE Systems Dedicates New Dry Dock

BAE Systems Ship Repair in Barrio Logan dedicated its new dry dock and revealed its name during a ceremony on Feb. 11. The 950-foot floating repair facility will be called the Pride of California.

By Brad Graves February 14, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

Lockheed's San Diego Operation to Share Navy Contract

A recently awarded U.S. Navy contract means that Lockheed Martin Corp. will perform a little more than $12 million worth of work in San Diego through early 2021.

By Brad Graves February 13, 2017 3:35 p.m. share »

Cubic Corp. Reports Q1 Results

Cubic Corp. reported a net loss of $2.9 million on revenue of $334.7 million during its first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 1 p.m. share »

LRAD Reports Revenue of $2.9M for Q1

LRAD Corp. — which produces mass-communication devices for militaries and police agencies worldwide — reported a net loss of $813,000 on revenue of $2.9 million in the first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 1 p.m. share »

Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Awarded $17.5M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 9 that it awarded San Diego-based Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Inc. a $17.5 million contract modification, exercising an option to repair and alter the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Momsen.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »
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Navy Still On Board For New Arresting Gear on Carriers

They said it before, and U.S. Navy officials said it again: General Atomics’ new arresting gear — which goes by the initials AAG — belongs on the Navy’s next aircraft carriers.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »

LRAD Logs Orders to Chinese, Japanese Customers

LRAD Corp. started the month of February by announcing a group of international orders totaling more than $1 million.

By Brad Graves February 8, 2017 2:14 p.m. share »

Navy Awards BAE Systems $26.7 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $26.7 million contract modification covering work on the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry.

By Brad Graves February 6, 2017 1:21 p.m. share »

GA ASI Gets $11.9 Million Royal Air Force Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has a new contract to provide the U.K. Royal Air Force with spare parts and support equipment for the U.K.’s fleet of remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper aircraft.

By Brad Graves February 3, 2017 12:24 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Contract to Two S.D. Manufacturers

Two San Diego manufacturers — Delta Group Electronics Inc. and Quality Systems Integrated Corp. — are among three companies that the U.S. Navy tapped for custom fabricated electronic parts. The three will compete for up to $12 million in task orders over two years, according to a Pentagon statement issued Jan. 30.

By Brad Graves January 30, 2017 5:45 p.m. share »

Navy Gives GA Thumbs Up and $532.6M Contract for New Launch System on Third Carrier

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics a half-billion dollar contract to put its electromagnetic aircraft launch system on the third of the Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers, to be called USS Enterprise.

By Brad Graves January 29, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »

Italian Government Signs $11.8 Million Deal with General Atomics

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received an $11.8 million, 18-month logistics deal with the government of Italy for Italy’s fleet of Predator B unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves January 26, 2017 4:43 p.m. share »