SD DEFENSE

Viasat, Arianespace Modify Launch Deal

New Model Launch Vehicle Will Carry Satellite to Space

Viasat Inc. announced on June 17 that when it comes time to launch its constellation of ViaSat-3 satellites, it will use a new model of rocket from Arianespace.

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Kratos, Air Force Put Drone to Test

Aircraft Reportedly Costs A Few Million Dollars

The unmanned tactical aircraft called the Valkyrie from Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. passed another milestone on June 11, making a 71-minute test flight.

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Cubic Data Security Gets NSA’s Approval

Employees Craft Electronics to Transmit Classified Flight Data

The National Security Agency has said that a Cubic Corp. electronics package called Engage is acceptable for transferring classified data.

Cubic to Provide Advanced Data Link To F-35 Lightning II

Northrop Grumman Builds Electronics in Separate Effort

The space for electronics inside a Lightning II fighter aircraft is at a premium.

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Viasat Plans to Scan the Heavens From a Post in the Outback

Australian Government is Part Of Multimillion-Dollar Deal

Viasat Inc. is planning a multimillion-dollar infrastructure project.

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United Technologies, Raytheon Merger to Touch San Diego

Diverse Lines of Business Would Join Up in Mid-2020

A sizable aerospace and defense industry merger announced earlier in June will affect San Diego County.

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Navy Awards Michael Baker International Up to $99M in Work

The U.S. Navy awarded the San Diego office of Michael Baker International Inc. a five-year contract for civil engineering services. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity deal has a ceiling price of $99 million.

Bunker Labs And Others Support Veteran-Owned Companies

Local Companies Get Network of Support and Space at WeWork

After serving in the U.S. Army for 12 years, Yolanda Clarke struck out to start her own business.

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Cubic Corp. Rolls Out New Tech Under Manhattan’s Streets

Kearny Mesa Company Executes on Its $540M Deal

Talk about a tough environment for rolling out new technology. Cubic Corp. introduced its next-generation fare collection technology on the subway beneath Lexington Avenue in New York City on May 31.

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AttackIQ’s $17.6M Series B Will Keep It On the Offensive

SECURITY: It Plans to Hire This Year, Sees IPO in Its Future

Energy companies, health records companies, and other tech-heavy industries are keeping a closer eye on security. And with good reason: A failure in the electric grid or a banking system could be disastrous. But how do they ensure the dozens of systems they employ are working properly?

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Navy’s New Name For Its Old Town Base Is NAVWAR

Cyber Command’s Local Economic Impact Is $1.77B

The U.S. Navy changed the name of its information technology command in Old Town on June 3. The SPAWAR name is gone.

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Pentagon Spends On Services for Navy, Marines

Funds Go Toward Unmanned Aircraft, Ship Repair and IT

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies during late May. The U.S. Department of Defense releases a digest of contract awards daily at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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A $900M Bond Is Proposed for Housing

HOUSING: Veterans, Homeless As Well as Others to Be Housed

More new affordable housing projects have popped up throughout San Diego County over the past two years, with more on the way. Even so, the need is so overwhelming that barely a dent has been made, with waiting lists topping 100...

Navy Renames IT Command

The U.S. Navy information technology command based in Old Town will now be known as Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, or NAVWARSYSCOM.

Viasat Gets $10M Military Satellite Contract

Viasat Inc. said it received a contract to build a low Earth orbit satellite for the U.S. military’s Link 16 radio system. The Space Enterprise Consortium of the U.S. Air Force made the $10 million award.