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Ship Repair Support Contract Goes to QED

U.S. Navy Awards $49.3 Million Deal to Virginia Firm With Local Presence

The U.S. Navy awarded QED Systems Inc. of Virginia Beach, Virginia a $49.3 million modification to a previously awarded contract. Under the deal, QED will support availabilities — that is, periods of time set aside in a ship’s schedule for maintenance, repairs and modernization.

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Denver Company to Acquire Majority Stake in Space Micro

TECHNOLOGY: North County Firm Has Contracts With NASA, Military Services

North County-based Space Micro announced on Nov. 22 that Denver-based Voyager Space Inc. has agreed to buy a majority stake in the company.

Anti-Drone Tech Specialist Citadel Sold to BlueHalo

DEFENSE: Firm Has a Variety of Clients in Federal Agencies, Local Governments

Citadel Defense Co., based in Mission Valley, has been sold to an Alabama company that includes space warfare in its focus.

Kratos’ Third-Quarter Revenue Reaches $201 Million

Defense Contractor’s CEO Upbeat About Unmanned Aircraft and Other Programs

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), the defense contractor based in Scripps Ranch, essentially broke even in its third quarter, reporting a net loss of 2 cents per share, or $2.4 million, on total revenue of $200.6 million.

GA-ASI Has New Air Force Project

Receives Contract Similar to Deal Awarded to Kratos Defense

The U.S. Air Force has selected two San Diego companies to design and develop an aircraft it calls Off-Board Sensing Station, or OBSS.

Military Spouses

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An ongoing challenge for all branches of the military is spouse unemployment and underemployment. Research by the U.S. Department of Defense shows that the military spouse unemployment rate is nearly three times that of civilians.

Contracts to Keep Global Hawk Flying

Northrop Grumman Deals Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) a $298.2 million indefinite-delivery modification to a previously awarded contract supporting the RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. The Global Hawk program is based in Rancho Bernardo.

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Veterans Draw Business Lessons From Service

SPECIAL REPORT: Military Careers Shape Knowledge, Attitudes, Soft Skills

Military experience offers a valuable skill set for people in business. Veterans working in the business world continually draw on their personal experience in the service to manage the workings of private companies or run businesses of their own.

Alliance to Support Aircraft Depot Work

Joint Venture to Deliver Services in Coronado, Miramar, Camp Pendleton

The U.S. Navy awarded Aircraft Readiness Alliance LLC, a small business from Anchorage, Alaska, a $57.5 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.

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Pentagon Spending In Holding Pattern

Congress Has Yet to Decide on 2022 Defense Department Budget

With a new federal fiscal year kicked off Oct. 1, but no Pentagon budget for 2022, the U.S. Department of Defense is operating under stopgap legislation that ends Dec. 3.

Pentagon Spending Amounts to $35.3 Billion

DEFENSE: DoD Funds Helped Region Weather COVID-19, Study Says

Pentagon spending in San Diego County grew more formidable during fiscal 2021, increasing 5.3% to $35.3 billion.

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More Carrier Work for General Atomics

GA Making Parts for Aircraft Handling Gear in a $9.6 Million Deal

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics of San Diego a $9.6 million firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract. The deal covers components for the aircraft launch and recovery equipment being built into USS Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carriers.

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Fleet Week

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San Diego will be celebrating its 20th Annual Fleet Week Nov. 4-11. The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is planning a full schedule of live events to honor and thank San Diego’s active duty and veteran community.

Viasat Explores Use of 5G in Battle

Effort Funded by Information Warfare Research Project

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) announced on Sept. 20 that it received two Pentagon contracts to conduct research that will examine the use and implementation of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks in the battlespace.

Cubic Receives U.S. Air Force Work

Nuvotronics’ MARIA Electronics to Be Tested as Part of F-16 Upgrade

Cubic Corp. announced on Sept. 23 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nuvotronics, has been awarded a contract with Georgia Tech Research Institute to deliver test-asset electronics for the U.S. Air Force F-16 platform’s ALR-69A upgrade.

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