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Becoming an F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy is no small feat. Logging 1,000 flight hours,132 successful day landings and 45 night landings on aircraft carriers are impressive accomplishments.

BAE Systems plans to make a $100 million investment to its San Diego shipyard, adding another dry dock and pier to expand its ship repair, maintenance and modernization services for commercial and government customers, namely the U.S. Navy.

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

Three San Diego stalwarts were awarded Department of Defense contracts this week, with BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Cubic Applications and Ratheon Integrated Defense Systems each earning multimillion-dollar contracts.

The U.S. Navy’s top warplanes can’t be launched off its newest aircraft carrier if they’re carrying fuel tanks needed to extend their flight range because the ship’s high-tech catapults cause too much wear.

The U.S. Army modified its contract with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of Poway to buy 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft for $132.66 million.

We're living in a digital ecosystem. At any given moment, we have at our fingertips nearly unlimited options to easily accomplish daily tasks on our mobile devices — hailing a taxi, making dinner reservations, buying theater tickets and conducting financial transactions — wherever and whenever we want. What if the U.S. military had similar mobile and connected technology options at its disposal? Technology that would significantly improve the military's ability to leverage their cyber and intelligence gathering infrastructure and create more digital warriors able to benefit from the mobile and interconnectedness seen in commercial applications around the world.

When it comes to drones, the Navy has FireScout, the Air Force has GlobalHawk, the Army has I GNAT ER, the Marine Corps has the Shadow and the Coast Guard has … well, nothing in use yet.

Business, professional and educational groups will hold a range of programs this week.

Two Department of Defense contracts will have some portion of the work completed in San Diego. The $12.3 million award to Hamilton Sundstrand Co. of Pomona for engineering and technical services to maintain, troubleshoot, repair and modernize the Central Atmosphere Monitoring System to ensure safe operation for U.S. Navy submarines is expected to have 20 percent of the work completed in San Diego.

San Diego State University, California State University at San Marcos and the University of San Diego have three of the nation's top 25 business schools for military veterans, according to a survey published Thursday by Military Times magazine.

The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted an estimated 1,300 pounds of marijuana southwest of San Diego Tuesday morning.

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, headquartered in San Diego, took advantage of the House of Representatives’ district work week to host Reps. Scott Peters, Susan Davis and Duncan D. Hunter at a meeting to stress the importance of cybersecurity and SPAWAR’s role in fostering private cyber industry growth.

The Internet of Things promises to bring enormous opportunities to the security and defense fields, but serious risks accompany every benefit as increasing the available tools also increases the threat.

The Navy is moving three of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers into different home ports.

Defense and aerospace contractor Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) plans to move 250 jobs to Indianapolis.

Business and professional groups will hold a range of activities this week.

San Diego-based small business West Consultants Inc. was awarded a $9.5 million indefinite-delivery contract for architecture and engineering services Monday.

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and law enforcement officials from five agencies Thursday announced a new joint task force to enhance safety and security for San Diego’s transit system.

The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance autonomous unmanned aircraft system saw a decrease in cost per flight hour in 2014, along with an increase in flight hours.

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