SD DEFENSE

Cubic Secures U.S. Navy Aerial Refueling Supplier Contract

The Boeing Co. has tapped Cubic Corp. to aid in the development of the U.S. Navy’s first unmanned aerial refueling aircraft.

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Viasat Partners to Provide High-Speed Internet in Brazil

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. announced April 16 that it signed a wholesale distribution agreement with Ruralweb in Brazil.

Cubic Awarded New Zealand Defense Contract

San Diego-based Cubic Mission Solutions, part of Cubic Corp., has signed a 12-year contract with the government of New Zealand to provide command and control capabilities to the Ministry of Defense’s Tactical Network project.

Citadel Awarded Drone-Defense Contract

National City-based Citadel Defense signed a $1 million purchase contract with the Defense Logistics Agency on April 16.

Navy Tests Leading-Edge Tech in April Exercise

Point Loma is home to a U.S. Navy lab, where military and civilian researchers put new inventions to the test.

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Citadel Awarded Drone-Defense Contract

National City-based Citadel Defense signed a $1 million purchase contract with the Defense Logistics Agency on April 16.

Cubic Awarded New Zealand Defense Contract

San Diego-based Cubic Mission Solutions has signed a 12-year contract with the government of New Zealand to provide command and control capabilities to the Ministry of Defense’s Tactical Network project.

Viasat Delivers Capability Ahead of Schedule

“Concurrent mobile reception” is a term that means the ability to receive multiple radio messages at the same time. Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. is building that capability into new Link 16 military radios, and it’s doing it before the government client requires it, the company said on April 10.

GA-ASI Donates Gray Eagle as Part of Army Museum Support

The National Museum of the United States Army was the recipient of an unmanned aircraft system donation and $50,000 from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Cubic Wins Ireland Mobile Ticketing Deal

Kearny Mesa-based technology firm Cubic Corp. announced April 8 that it has been awarded a $4 million contract to service Ireland’s National Transport Authority mobile ticketing systems. The technology firm said its work with the transport authority is aimed at allowing mobile users to do business with multiple public transport operators.

A World of Threats Keeps Local Cybersecurity Sector Busy

SECURITY: Need for Skilled Workers Increasing; Economic Impact is $2.2B

There is a world of threats out there trying to hack into the computers of companies, government agencies and private individuals. San Diego’s cybersecurity sector will have no shortage of work protecting systems and data from these online intruders.

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$13M Software Upgrade for Navy Triton Aircraft

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $12.9 million contract modification to upgrade software on three MQ-4C Triton aircraft.

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Screen-Printed Sensors Can Pinpoint Fentanyl

U.S. Defense Department funds helped a research team at UC San Diego develop an inexpensive way to test for fentanyl, the headline-grabbing opioid that can be 50 times stronger than morphine — or even stronger.

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GA-ASI to Build Aircraft for Spain in $34M Deal

The MQ-9 model is known as the Predator B, Reaper or Guardian.

Belgium Moves Closer to $600 Million Reaper Deal

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is getting attention from a NATO ally and the aviation community at large.

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