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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.
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.
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.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it received an $8.5 million contract award for communication systems for certain airborne assets.
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.
General Dynamics Nassco has gotten back into the habit of hiring and training workers, as its new construction backlog has grown.
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.
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.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 24 that it received a $3.6 million task order from an undisclosed customer.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.