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Fleet Evolves, Ship Repair in Flux

Association Tracks Arrivals, Departures, Decommissionings

As U.S. Navy officials continue to deliberate the size and makeup of their fleet, the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association watches for clues about what its future workload will look like.

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Raytheon Supports DDG 1000 Ships

Approximately $106 Million of Work to Be Performed in San Diego

The U.S. Navy awarded the Raytheon Missiles & Defense segment of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX) a one-year, $482.7 million contract for work on its Zumwalt-class destroyers. Some 22% of the work, estimated at $106.2 million, will be performed in San Diego, where the ships are based.

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Global Algae Innovations Hits ‘Milestones’

SUSTAINIBILITY: SD Company Wins $1M XPRIZE for Carbon Removal

Climate change is a large problem requiring large solutions. To address it, X Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis and Tesla founder Elon Musk created the largest incentive prize in history – the $100 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition for companies working on carbon removal technologies at scale.

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Port Tenants Association Changes Name

NONPROFITS: Rebrands as 'San Diego Working Waterfront'

The San Diego Port Tenants Association has changed its name to San Diego Working Waterfront, and on April 21 unveiled a new logo that honors its roots and the people engaged in the myriad businesses on the waterfront.

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Japan Coast Guard to Fly GA-ASI Aircraft

Other International Programs Occupy Poway Company

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will provide unmanned aircraft to Japan’s coast guard, the Poway business announced on April 6.

SAIC to Support Navy Tactical Networks

Contract Adds Up to $40 Million of Work Set to Conclude in Mid-2023

The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) of Reston, Virginia a $41 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide continuing sustainment support of integrated afloat and ashore tactical computer networks.

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Sign of the (Tight) Times for Office Space

REAL ESTATE: Drawbridge Building on Spec in Rancho Bernardo

Drawbridge Realty based in San Francisco is building a $30 million office and lab building in Rancho Bernardo hoping to capitalize on what has become an extremely tight market in a region of the county that is home to a number of defense-related high-tech companies.

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Organizations Team Up to Help Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneurship program for military spouses, leveraging the talents of three organizations, has kicked off its third cohort.

Partners to Adapt 5G for Battlefield

Northrop Grumman Pursues Wireless R&D With AT&T

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) announced on April 5 that its advanced mission systems business plans to leverage 5G wireless communications technology to support the U.S. Department of Defense.

Solomon to Lead Division at GA

Research Seeks to Make Fusion an Energy Source

General Atomics has named Wayne Solomon, Ph.D. as vice president for its Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE) Division, overseeing nuclear fusion experiments at the GA/U.S. Department of Energy facility on Torrey Pines Mesa.

Northrop to Keep Aircraft Mission Capable

Deal Applies to BAMS-D, Which Adapted Global Hawk for Navy Use

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) a modification to a previously awarded contract related to unmanned aircraft that gather intelligence.

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$89.4 Million Ship Repair Deal Could Grow

BAE Systems to Perform Depot Modernization on Destroyer USS Mustin

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan an $89.4 million firm-fixed-price contract covering maintenance, modernization and repair to the USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class.

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Pentagon Spending Plans for 2022 Set, 2023 Proposed

DEFENSE: Stopgap Spending Bills Offered Limited Options, Contractors Say

The final piece of the 2022 Pentagon budget fell into place in mid-March when Congress passed and President Biden signed an omnibus federal spending bill, five and one half months into the federal fiscal year.

Kratos Aircraft a Museum Piece

First XQ-58A Valkyrie Is Part of Air Force History

It was a short career for XQ-58A Tail No. 1, but one that put it in the history books.

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Epsilon, Walashek to Tend Landing Craft

Small Businesses Will Receive up to $14.3M Under Deal

The U.S. Navy awarded two small businesses based in San Diego — Epsilon Systems Solutions as well as Walashek Industrial & Marine Inc. — a contract modification with a combined ceiling of $14.3 million to perform ship repair services to Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) watercraft.

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