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Northrop Grumman Gets $8M Navy Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $8 million contract modification, exercising an option for software sustainment services for one of its unmanned helicopter systems.

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Northrop to Design, Build Unusual Drone for the Navy

It is equal parts flying wing and helicopter, with a liberal dose of imagination wrapping those elements into one.

Cubic Corp. Awarded Three-Year, $15 Million Contract

Cubic Corp. said Jan. 4 that it won a three-year, $15 million task order to support U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command exercises. Under the deal, Cubic (NYSE: CUB) will help plan, prepare and execute activities as well as provide after-event assessment.

Kratos Announces Executive Appointments, Contract Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Jan. 4 that it named Marie Mendoza vice president and general counsel. Mendoza replaces Deborah S. Butera, who left the company in September.

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NATO Version of Global Hawk Makes First Flight

Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Dec. 19 that its NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft — a variation of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft — made its first flight.

Soltek Pacific Construction Receives Navy Task Order Worth $16.7M

Soltek Pacific Construction Co. received a U.S. Navy task order worth $16.7 million, the Pentagon announced Dec. 30.

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Budget Truce Gives Defense Cos. Chance for Wins

DEFENSE: Programs Of Some of the Big Local Players Are in Demand

The defense industry seems to be holding its own as 2016 begins. Because of a major deal struck in Congress, military contractors will not have to carve up a drastically shrinking defense-spending pie, at least not in the near term.

U.S. Army Awards Cubic Corp. Contract Worth Up to $76.4 Million

Cubic Corp. received a five-year deal to supply parts for U.S. Army personnel locator systems, the Pentagon announced on Dec. 24.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Three-Year, $93.1 Million Contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently got a Defense Department deal to develop an unmanned aircraft called TERN. The Pentagon’s R&D arm has inked a three-year, $93.1 million agreement with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to develop the system, which could be used to gather intelligence or deliver weapons.

Kratos Drone Successfully Executes Third Demonstration Flight

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said its jet-powered unmanned UTAP-22 aircraft successfully made its third demonstration flight on Dec. 11 at the U.S. Navy’s test range at China Lake.

Air Force Awards GA-ASI $338 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force plans to spend $338 million in 2016 on logistics support for its fleet of Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft.

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Beyster Family Donates Businessman's Papers to UC San Diego

The late J. Robert Beyster and his employees were always discreet when discussing their business, Science Applications International Corp.

Cubic Corp. to Acquire Alabama-Based GATR Technologies for $232.5 Million

Cubic Corp. said Dec. 21 that it entered a definitive agreement to buy Huntsville, Ala.-based GATR Technologies Inc. for $232.5 million.

PKL Services Inc. Gets $62.6M Contract for Work With Saudi Air Force

PKL Services Inc. of Poway received a $62.6 million, one-year contract for maintenance upgrade training for Royal Saudi Air Force personnel working on Saudi Arabia’s F-15 strike fighter aircraft fleet.

Kratos Receives $3.8 Million Army Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Dec. 17 that one of its subsidiaries received a $3.8 million task order for unmanned aerial targets for the U.S. Army.