— Defense contracting notes, in no particular order: LRAD Corp. said Aug. 23 that it received an $11 million contract to provide acoustic hailing devices to the U.S. Army. Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD (Nasdaq: LRAD) makes mass notification systems and high-decibel, long-range voice broadcast systems. Governments and militaries use the products and law enforcement uses it for riot control. CEO Richard Danforth called it the largest domestic order to date. … Old Town-based Indus Technology Inc. announced in August that it received a five-year, $1.6 million contract from SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic. Under the deal, Indus will provide help desk and configuration management support to the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. It will do the work in Charleston, South Carolina. … General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced Sept. 4 that it has hired retired Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland as vice president of weapons program strategic development. He will work in Washington, D.C., and make the transition to San Diego in 2019.