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NASSCO Lays Keel for First Fleet Replenishment Oiler

shipbuilding: Ship Costs $642M; Program Could Be $8BGeneral Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for the first of up to 20 new U.S. Navy oilers — Navy auxiliary ships that refuel fighting ships in the middle of the ocean.

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Ready to Fight

Unmanned Helicopter Passes the Point of Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy has declared that an unmanned helicopter built by Northrop Grumman Corp. is ready for prime time.

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Research Reactor at GA in Demand

Torrey Pines Campus Hosts Dept. of Energy Fusion Work

Though its defense contracting businesses get more press, General Atomics was founded on atomic energy. The company still does interesting work in the field.

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The Military Buys Everything, Including Plumbing Services

Logistics Work Adds Up for General Atomics Aeronautical

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in late June and early July.

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New CEO to Lead PSemi in Producing Next Billion Chips

Semiconductor Maker Expects To Continue Growth Trajectory

Sumit Tomar took on the CEO’s role at Miramar-area semiconductor maker PSemi Corp. on July 1.

GA-ASI Gets $80M Logistics Deal for Gray Eagle Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Receives $7M for Airborne Data Link

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

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General Atomics Satellite Rockets Its Way Into Space

Orbital Test Bed Goes Into Orbit With Diverse Cargo

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group announced that SpaceX successfully launched its Orbital Test Bed satellite early in the morning of June 25.

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Navy Courts Small Business In Gold Coast

The Annual Event Can Help Newcomers To Government Contracting

Government contractors — not to mention business people who would like to get contracts — have a unique opportunity this month to hear what the U.S. Navy and other government offices are in the mood to buy.

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Federal and Military Leaders Take Tours Of 6 Tech Companies

Goals Are to Find Best Practices, Boost Resilience

Dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the department’s chief information officer, visited six San Diego technology companies on June 24 and 25 for a look at how the region is evolving as a technology and cybersecurity hub.

Netradyne on Path to Gather 2.7M Miles Of U.S. Road Data

Specialist Looking for Insight on Trouble Spots

Netradyne has its eyes on the road.

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NASSCO Launch Is a Big Deal for Shipyard

SHIPPING: First Ship of Two Is Part of $511M Contract With Matson

General Dynamics NASSCO launched a newly built commercial container ship June 15 with much fanfare.

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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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