Effort Funded by Information Warfare Research Project
Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) announced on Sept. 20 that it received two Pentagon contracts to conduct research that will examine the use and implementation of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks in the battlespace.
Nuvotronics’ MARIA Electronics to Be Tested as Part of F-16 Upgrade
Cubic Corp. announced on Sept. 23 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nuvotronics, has been awarded a contract with Georgia Tech Research Institute to deliver test-asset electronics for the U.S. Air Force F-16 platform’s ALR-69A upgrade.
U.S. Army Awards $87M for Advanced Combat Engine Project
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced on July 31 that it received an $87 million contract from the U.S. Army to complete the development of the Advanced Combat Engine.
Contract Funds Global Hawk Programs for Japan and South Korea
The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $39.8 million modification to a previous contract for both the Japan and Republic of Korea Global Hawk Program.
Navy Awards $25.6 Million Contract to Improve the Building Process
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $25.6 million modification to previously awarded contract for additional special studies and cost reduction implementation studies in support of the John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler ships.
Contractor Makes Aircraft Launch and Arresting Systems
General Atomics’ aircraft launch and recovery machinery on board the USS Gerald R. Ford came through U.S. Navy shock trials and performed as designed, the San Diego business announced early this month.
TECHNOLOGY: Students Use Defense Product to Assess Fire Danger
When high school students near Denver wanted to study how fire-prone their part of the country was, they tapped a group of technical specialists 1,000 miles away at BAE Systems for help.
U.S. Air Force Contract Is Worth $338 Million
The U.S. Air Force awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. a $338.1 million contract for subscale aerial targets.
NONPROFIT: New Chapter Offers Services for Veterans, First Responders
The Gary Sinise Foundation, headquartered in Los Angeles and with a focus on providing support for veterans and first responders, has opened its first West Coast chapter.
DEFENSE: Valuation Now Exceeds $1 Billion
Defense tech specialist Shield AI reached unicorn status late this summer as $225 million in Series D funding pushed the company’s valuation above the $1 billion threshold.
Air Force Program Allows Unmanned Aircraft to Fly With Piloted Counterparts
Kratos Defense and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems both received contracts for the Skyborg Vanguard unmanned aircraft project, which has taken its next steps toward becoming a program of record as soon as 2023.
Company Awaits Contract To Equip a Fourth Flattop
General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems business unit continues on-time deliveries of its novel launch and recovery equipment for the U.S. Navy’s next-generation aircraft carriers, with more than 97% of the gear delivered for the second carrier and more than 25% delivered for the third.
Austal, Epsilon, Continental Maritime to Split as Much as $345 Million
The U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA, Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. and Continental Maritime of San Diego LLC indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, multiple award contracts to support sustainment execution efforts for Littoral Combat Ships homeported in San Diego.
TECH: Satellite Services Co. Forecasts Top Line Growth Through Early 2023
Satellite services company Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) posted record revenue of $664.9 million in the quarter ending June 30, the first quarter of its 2022 fiscal year.
Fleet Replenishment Oiler Will Be First of Many Built in Barrio Logan
General Dynamics NASSCO’s fleet replenishment oiler program for the U.S. Navy passed a milestone in mid-July with the christening of the first ship in the class, the USNS John Lewis.