General Atomics Affiliate to Support Belgium’s Program in $32 Million Deal
The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $103.2 million contract for the production of Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, satellite airborne data terminals and government furnished equipment maintenance.
U.S. Navy Awards $49.3 Million Deal to Virginia Firm With Local Presence
The U.S. Navy awarded QED Systems Inc. of Virginia Beach, Virginia a $49.3 million modification to a previously awarded contract. Under the deal, QED will support availabilities — that is, periods of time set aside in a ship’s schedule for maintenance, repairs and modernization.
TECHNOLOGY: North County Firm Has Contracts With NASA, Military Services
North County-based Space Micro announced on Nov. 22 that Denver-based Voyager Space Inc. has agreed to buy a majority stake in the company.
DEFENSE: Firm Has a Variety of Clients in Federal Agencies, Local Governments
Citadel Defense Co., based in Mission Valley, has been sold to an Alabama company that includes space warfare in its focus.
Defense Contractor’s CEO Upbeat About Unmanned Aircraft and Other Programs
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), the defense contractor based in Scripps Ranch, essentially broke even in its third quarter, reporting a net loss of 2 cents per share, or $2.4 million, on total revenue of $200.6 million.
Receives Contract Similar to Deal Awarded to Kratos Defense
The U.S. Air Force has selected two San Diego companies to design and develop an aircraft it calls Off-Board Sensing Station, or OBSS.
An ongoing challenge for all branches of the military is spouse unemployment and underemployment. Research by the U.S. Department of Defense shows that the military spouse unemployment rate is nearly three times that of civilians.
Northrop Grumman Deals Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) a $298.2 million indefinite-delivery modification to a previously awarded contract supporting the RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. The Global Hawk program is based in Rancho Bernardo.
SPECIAL REPORT: Military Careers Shape Knowledge, Attitudes, Soft Skills
Military experience offers a valuable skill set for people in business. Veterans working in the business world continually draw on their personal experience in the service to manage the workings of private companies or run businesses of their own.
Joint Venture to Deliver Services in Coronado, Miramar, Camp Pendleton
The U.S. Navy awarded Aircraft Readiness Alliance LLC, a small business from Anchorage, Alaska, a $57.5 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.
Congress Has Yet to Decide on 2022 Defense Department Budget
With a new federal fiscal year kicked off Oct. 1, but no Pentagon budget for 2022, the U.S. Department of Defense is operating under stopgap legislation that ends Dec. 3.
DEFENSE: DoD Funds Helped Region Weather COVID-19, Study Says
Pentagon spending in San Diego County grew more formidable during fiscal 2021, increasing 5.3% to $35.3 billion.
GA Making Parts for Aircraft Handling Gear in a $9.6 Million Deal
The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics of San Diego a $9.6 million firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract. The deal covers components for the aircraft launch and recovery equipment being built into USS Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carriers.
San Diego will be celebrating its 20th Annual Fleet Week Nov. 4-11. The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is planning a full schedule of live events to honor and thank San Diego’s active duty and veteran community.
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.