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Viasat Explores Use of 5G in Battle

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.

Cubic Receives U.S. Air Force Work

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.

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Cummins and Achates Power Continue Engine Work

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.

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Northrop Grumman Secures $39.8M Deal

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.

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NASSCO to Study Oiler Construction

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.

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Shock Trials Test GA’s Carrier Gear

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.

BAE Systems Software Makes Sense of the World

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.

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Kratos to Supply, Support Target Drones

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.

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Gary Sinise Foundation Launches in S.D.

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.

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Growth Spurt at Shield AI

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.

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Kratos, GA-ASI Receive Contracts to Develop Skyborg

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.

GA Delivers Gear For Aircraft Carriers

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.

Trio to Support Littoral Combat Ships

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.

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Viasat Quarterly Revenue Hits a Record $665M

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.

Navy Ship Named at NASSCO Yard

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.