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DoD Outlines 2022 Spending

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.

GA-ASI Sells Aircraft Services to Department of the Navy

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.

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Citadel Defense Secures New Headquarters

Citadel Defense has secured a new headquarters in San Diego.

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Hologic Receives $179M Contract for SARS-CoV-2 Assays

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.

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NAVWAR Site Could Become Mini-City

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.

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BAE to Support Missile Launch Systems

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.

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GA Device to Support Carrier Operations

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.

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Cubic Moves to New Kearny Mesa Headquarters

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.

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Kratos Q1 Revenue Grows $25 Million

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.

Northrop Grumman Has $99M Deal

Contract Modification Includes One Triton Unmanned Aircraft

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $98.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract that will provide for one additional low rate initial production MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system.

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GA Captures $11M Navy Contract

Business Will Plan Depot Work for its Advanced Arresting Gear

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics an $11.4 million order for support services. Under the deal, GA will move into the second phase of depot planning efforts to support its Advanced Arresting Gear.

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Northrop Grumman Seeks Out Customers for Unmanned Aircraft

AEROSPACE: Co. Takes Firebird on U.S. Tour to Show Off Capabilities

It’s not your typical unmanned aircraft. At 35 feet long with an 80-foot wingspan, the Firebird from Northrop Grumman Corp. can fly two ways — with a pilot onboard or without.

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GA to Design Nuclear Powered Rocket

Pentagon’s Advanced Projects Office Awards Contract Worth $22M

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded General Atomics a $22.2 million contract for the initial phase of the DRACO program. The program’s goal is to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion (NPT) system above low Earth orbit in 2025.

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Northrop Grumman Charts Path to Design, Build ICBMs

DEFENSE: Certain Work Will Be Local; Kratos Defense Is Among the Subcontractors

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has taken a first step toward building the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).

Walashek, Epsilon Maintain Landing Craft

Two Contractors Get Work on LCAC Vessels Based at Camp Pendleton

The U.S. Navy tapped two small businesses from San Diego to provide services for its fleet of LCAC landing craft.

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