Former Coronado Base C.O. Takes ‘Navy Mayor’ Post; Bolivar Retires
San Diego has a new “Navy mayor.” Rear Adm. Stephen D. Barnett relieved Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar as commander, Navy Region Southwest during a change of command ceremony on July 16 at Naval Base Coronado.
Remotely Piloted MQ-9 Is Called ‘Reaper’ by Other Militaries
The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $79.4 million delivery order to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the France MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft procurement program.
TECHNOLOGY: Goal Is to Help Military Connect ‘Any Sensor With Any Shooter’
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) stood up a new division in San Diego this year, with a focus on advanced military radio communications.
USS San Diego Pauses for Maintenance, Modernization and Repair
The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $90.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for shipyard work on the USS San Diego.
Contractor Will Provide Support for Unmanned BAMS-D Aircraft
The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp.’s San Diego office a $53.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract supporting the RQ-4A Global Hawk Broad Area Maritime Surveillance - Demonstrator (BAMS-D) aircraft.
General Dynamics Unit to Modernize USS Pinckney Over Two Years
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO (NYSE: GD) a $98.7 million contract to modernize the USS Pinckney, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer.
DEFENSE: Funds Spur 25% of S.D. Economy
San Diego defense contractors as well as the broader regional economy stand to benefit under a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) budget proposal made public just before Memorial Day weekend.
Contractor Will Operate MQ-9s for the U.S. Marine Corps Under $11 Million Deal
The U.S. government and Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. recently announced two deals related to its MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft.
Citadel Defense has secured a new headquarters in San Diego.
U.S. Army Buys Gear to Test for COVID-19; Solute Gets Information Technology Work
The U.S. Army awarded Hologic Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) a three-year, $178.5 million contract for Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 assays, Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assays, multiplex test kits and associated reagents and consumables.
REAL ESTATE: Preferred Development Plan Benefits Navy and Community
The sprawling 70.5-acre collection of World War II-era airplane hangars along Interstate 5 in Old Town would be transformed into a mini-city of sorts with a population of more than 14,000 under a preferred development plan advanced by the Navy.
Contract Could Grow to $165M; Part of the Work Will Go to San Diego
The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems a contract for work as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 vertical launch system.
Contractor Will Supply Components for Advanced Arresting Gear
The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics a $36.4 million contract that includes specialized components for an aircraft recovery system on the new, Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.
CONSTRUCTION: $100M Project Consolidates Local Operations
Cubic Corp. has moved into new corporate headquarters in Kearny Mesa, a $100 million project developed by Cisterra Development and designed by Ware Malcomb.
Contractor Anticipates Meeting New Administration’s Needs
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) saw its revenue rise during the first quarter of 2021 on the strength of several businesses, including unmanned systems and space and satellite.