The U.S. Navy commissioned its futuristic Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Michael Monsoor, with traditional ceremonies that included a 19-gun salute in late January.
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, the U.S. Navy’s electronics lab complex on Point Loma, has changed its name to Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific.
Satellite communications specialist Viasat Inc. reported a net loss of $10.4 million, or 17 cents per share, on total revenues of $554.7 million during its third quarter, which ended on Dec. 31. The Carlsbad-based corporation reported “exceptional performance” that set revenue records for its three business segments.
Cubic Corp. reported a net loss of $6.6 million or 23 cents per share on net sales of $305.3 million during the quarter ended Dec. 31. The Kearny Mesa-based corporation — which specializes in transportation and defense technology — reported its financial results on Feb. 6.
Cubic Corp. announced on Feb. 4 that it promoted Dan Hedstrom to chief information officer. He replaces Jan Marshall in the job. Hedstrom will manage the information technology team for Cubic (NYSE: CUB), which has more than 5,600 employees at 75 locations worldwide.
Cubic Corp. said on Jan. 31 that it will provide data networking gear to the U.S. Marine Corps as part of a contract awarded to Virginia-based iGov. Under the five-year contract, Cubic said its Cubic Mission Solutions subsidiary expects to deliver thousands of its DTECH ruggedized computer and networking modules for iGov’s small form-factor solution.
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. announced on Jan. 30 that it successfully demonstrated a satellite control technology. Specifically, Kratos software commanded a spacecraft using the U.S. Air Force’s Enterprise Ground Services framework, and demonstrated that its technology was mature.
Cubic Corp. is wrapping up renovations of the space where it manufactures military training gear, paving the way for future manufacturing in San Diego.
The U.S. Navy inked ship maintenance agreements with three major shipyards in the Port of San Diego. BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. and General Dynamics NASSCO will now bid on work valued at up to $90.3 million.
The U.S. Navy is poised to place orders for two aircraft carriers in the Gerald R. Ford class.
Harper Construction Co. Inc. beat out two other bidders to receive a $17.3 million task order to build a Marine Corps Reserve Training Center and vehicle maintenance facility at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.
The space sector is experiencing a technology renaissance.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Co.’s San Diego office a contract for multispectral targeting system (MTS) sensor support, with a $1.3 million task order. The entire contract could eventually be worth up to $9.6 million.
2019 Look Ahead: Aerospace
San Diego’s aerospace community was established long before Lindbergh took off for Paris, and it’s poised to make more headlines in 2019. Look for news among the makers of unmanned aerial vehicles.
The U.S. Navy awarded engine maker Fairbanks Morse an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract that could be worth up to $13.6 million over five years. Thirty percent, or up to $4 million, of the work is expected to flow to San Diego.