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Navy to Spend Hundreds of Millions for Help at Point Loma Lab

Six companies received contracts to provide support services at the U.S. Navy’s Point Loma lab. Under the best of circumstances, the work announced on June 14 will extend to the middle of 2022.

By Brad Graves June 27, 2017 3:48 p.m. share »

ViaSat Awarded $88.3 Million Military Contract

ViaSat Inc. reported on June 26 that it received an $88.3 million contract to provide radios to the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, adding that it is tripling its production capabilities for so-called MIDS JTRS terminals.

By Brad Graves June 26, 2017 3:17 p.m. share »

S.D. Cos. to Share $492 Million Navy Contract

Four companies will divide up to $492 million worth of orders over an eight-year period, thanks to contracts recently awarded by SPAWAR, the U.S. Navy’s information technology command. A good deal of the work will flow to San Diego.

By Brad Graves June 26, 2017 2:28 p.m. share »

Coding and Coffee by the Gallon: Programmers Hack All Night

Who would stay up all night writing computer code? Even if they didn’t have to? Even if it’s mostly for bragging rights?

By Brad Graves June 25, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

It's Coding and Coffee by the Gallon: Programmers Hack All Night

Who would stay up all night writing computer code?

By Brad Graves June 23, 2017 2:46 p.m. share »

Palomar Display Products Awarded $9.3 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Palomar Display Products a $9.3 million contract modification, letting the Army buy more of the Carlsbad company’s binocular image control units. T

By Brad Graves June 23, 2017 10:03 a.m. share »
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General Dynamics Says It's No. 1 in Ouput

General Dynamics NASSCO has claimed the greatest output from a single U.S. shipyard since World War II.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 5:38 p.m. share »
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Navy Reportedly Picks Ships for UAV Operations

The aircraft contract isn’t awarded yet, but the U.S. Navy has already decided which of its aircraft carriers will launch and retrieve the MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »

GA-ASI Shot Down in Court, Still Ready to Celebrate Its Successes

Germany will go ahead with plans to use Heron unmanned aircraft made by Israel Aerospace Industries, leasing those Heron drones from Airbus. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. wanted that business for itself and tried get it, going as far as a German court to get the government to reconsider GA-ASI’s proposal. But the company’s gamble didn’t pay off. The court ruled on May 31 that the German government could lease the Herons, Defense News reported.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 2:24 p.m. share »
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Navy Deploys Augmented and Virtual Reality for Many Tasks

Everyone, it seems, wants to see the BEMR Lab. U.S. Navy scientists and engineers run the shop devoted to virtual reality and augmented reality at the Navy’s research complex at Point Loma.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »

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