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After nine years of calling Naval Air Station North Island its homeport, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departed San Diego for Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan on Monday.

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced that its Defense & Rocket Support Services Division has recently received a task order under the Theoretical Research & Engineering Research contract with a total potential value of $12.02 million related to certain ballistic missile defense and scientific research programs.

Business and professional groups plan a range of activities this week.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced its RT Logic subsidiary has received a $49 million firm fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, single contract award for satellite and communication system hardware, equipment and products.

With the first phase of construction for a new indoor shooting range facility at the Navy’s Silver Strand Training Complex South completed in March, work on phase two kicked off in July.

The Navy Open House at Navy Base Coronado is scheduled to have a record four active Navy ships open for public tours during the Fleet Week San Diego event Sept. 19 and 20. Attendees will also be able to view the exhibition of the four-man helicopter drop and F18 flyover.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced it has completed the previously announced sale of the U.S. and U.K. operations of its Electronic Products Division to Ultra Electronics Holdings plc.

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) returned to its homeport Naval Base Point Loma on Friday following its final regularly-scheduled deployment.

The David C. Copley Foundation has awarded La Jolla Playhouse a $100,000 grant for the launching of its Military Outreach Initiative for the 2015-2016 season.

Businesses and professional groups have planned a range of activities this week.

The Department of the Navy, Western Area Power Administration, and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power hosted a ceremony Thursday at Naval Air Station North Island to commemorate an agreement to construct a 210 megawatt direct current solar facility to benefit 14 Navy installations in California.

The Southern California network of maritime security organizations doesn’t have an intelligence or data problem. What it has is a challenge funneling the mass amounts of data from sensors and sources to the right people at the right time to take appropriate action.

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has awarded a series of contracts to the defense unit of San Diego’s Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) to produce and enhance the air combat training system in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

San Diego-based, an online shopping site for verified military and federal, state and local government personnel, announced that Eric McCue, currently president, has been named CEO. McCue assumed the new role on Aug. 4.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego on Monday.

Three Japanese Navy vessels cruised into San Diego Bay Monday afternoon in preparation for the multinational amphibious training exercise Dawn Blitz 2015.

About 200 active-duty service members will help battle California wildfires as early as Sunday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Tuesday.

Federal investigators examining debris from two planes that collided in clear weather over Southern California this weekend will be looking at the position of the fast-moving jet in relation to the slower, single-engine Cessna as it approached the small airport in San Diego County, officials said Monday.

The U.S. Air Force awarded an additional $9.9 million to the global defense division of San Diego’s Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) under a previously announced five-year contract to analyze and tests technologies in the Air Force's counterproliferation and survivability program against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.

Business and professional groups are planning a range of activities this week.

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