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William Bogle Named Executive Director of SDMAC

SDMAC, the San Diego Military Advisory Council, has named William T.R. Bogle as its executive director.

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USO San Diego Appoints Arne John Nelson CEO

USO San Diego named has Arne John Nelson as its new chief executive officer.

PKL Services Receives $11.6M Contract Modification for Foreign Military Work

PKL Services Inc. of Poway received a two-year, $11.6 million contract modification to provide maintenance and operation services to aircraft operated by the Republic of Singapore.

Sentek Global Awarded 3 Five-Year Navy Contracts Worth $150 Million

San Diego-based Sentek Global recently announced that it has received three U.S. Navy contracts from SPAWAR.

Defense Industry Consolidation Seen as Threat to Competition

Are large defense companies getting too large? It’s an intriguing question. Leaders of the industry’s No. 1 customer — the Pentagon — said they were wary about megamergers. Meanwhile, business sees profitability in mergers, particularly since margins in defense contracting aren’t as high as other sectors.

Northrop Grumman Lands Contracts

The U.S. Air Force plans to send as much as $3.2 billion in work to Northrop Grumman Corp. over the next 10 years to keep its fleet of Global Hawk high-altitude unmanned aircraft technically up to date.

Navy Awards Two Contracts Worth $100 Million to BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair received two contracts collectively worth more than $100 million to cover shipyard work for two U.S. Navy workhorses: a cruiser and a destroyer.

GA-ASI Awarded Two Army Aircraft Contracts

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received two aircraft contracts from the U.S. Army at the end of September.

Northrop Grumman Awarded 10-Year Air Force Contract Worth $3.2 Billion

The U.S. Air Force plans to send as much as $3.2 billion in work to Northrop Grumman Corp. over the next 10 years to keep its fleet of Global Hawk high-altitude unmanned aircraft technically up to date.

DARPA Extends Contract With Aethlon Medical Inc.

Aethlon Medical Inc., a company that makes a blood-filtering device to treat infectious disease and cancer, has won an extension of its contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

General Atomics Gets Contract for Work on Catapult Launch System for Carrier

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics up to $29.6 million for work on the electromagnetic aircraft launch system on the Navy’s next aircraft carrier, to be named USS Gerald R. Ford

Northrop Grumman Corp. Receives Navy Contract Worth Nearly $9 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract modification worth slightly less than $9 million to provide sustainment engineering services support to the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator program.

Technology Aims to Help Drones ‘Learn’ to Share Airspace

NASA continues to experiment with collision-avoidance technology using Ikhana, the agency’s remotely piloted unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

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Guarding Our Assets

DEFENSE: San Diego Must Actively Engage to Protect Its Role in Defense

San Diego County offers crucial support to, and benefits greatly from, the Defense Department’s sprawling presence in the region — but the community should not get too comfortable with the status quo.

GA-ASI Awarded $47.5 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $47.5 million contract modification that pays for engineering changes to the Army’s improved Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.