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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) in Poway was awarded a $34.6 million contract action to a previous contract award for Contract Logistics Support for the United Kingdom’s MQ-9 Reapers.


Following the successful integration of female officers onboard submarines, the U.S. Navy’s submarine force will be immediately opening service on submarines for enlisted female sailors.


Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that retired Rear Adm. Jim Beebe has joined the company to assume leadership in several of the company's strategic business initiatives.

Military personnel across all branches can expect a 10-fold increase in communication capability with the launch of the third Mobile User Objective System satellite in Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Fla. Tuesday.


The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman departed its homeport of San Diego Friday for its new homeport of Honolulu.

Business and professional groups will hold meetings and events on a range of topics this week.

I.E. Pacific Inc. was awarded $16.372 million for a firm-fixed-price task order for renovation and construction of several facilities for the Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Naval Base Ventura County.


It’s too bad Robert “Brick” Nelson doesn’t like to talk about himself, because after 31 years as a naval aviator and 10 years in the C-suite at Northrop Grumman, the man has stories to tell.

Darin Andersen got into the cybersecurity field before most people even knew what the word meant, and has been an integral part of building San Diego into one of the nation’s top cyberhubs. He's now got his eye on shoring up the burgeoning Internet of Things space, but said his focus going forward is not strictly on technological solutions, but rather on people and relationships.

He’s piloted H2 and H46 helicopters, flown 52 different types of aircraft as a Navy test pilot, launched six satellites for the Navy’s Communication Satellite Program, implemented the military’s first 911 emergency system, and was one of 20 finalists for NASA’s military mission specialist astronaut program. Talk about a long and storied career.

Rear Adm. Patrick J. Lorge is not the type of hard-nosed, dictatorial admiral depicted in films and television. Instead, the 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate is interested in other people’s opinions. He strives to create a collegial, collaborative environment where others can flourish and be the masters of their own destiny.

He might not wear a uniform anymore, but retired Vice Adm. Tim Lafleur still uses the skills he perfected during 35 years in the Navy to continue his service.

San Diego-based USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) concluded their assistance efforts in the search for missing AirAsia flight 8501 Thursday after contributing more than 650 search hours.

It’s not just its stealth capability, fire power, high-tech flight software or sensor systems that make the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet unique. The training regime for would-be pilots is also one-of-a-kind — for now — and Lockheed Martin and San Diego-based Cubic Corp. are playing a part.


The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) is scheduled to return to San Diego on Friday from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) said its electronic products division has received a contract valued at $11.6 million from a major prime contractor for the continuing production of electronic hardware for a U.S. ballistic missile program.


Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made his final stop in California in his current role on Tuesday, speaking to 300 Marines and sailors at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.


Business and professional groups will hold meetings this week ranging from marketing and employment law to midcentury architecture.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems in Poway was awarded a $43.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for field retrofits to the Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system.


A San Diego family-owned boatbuilding and repair company with three yards in Chula Vista, National City and San Jose del Cabo, was awarded four Navy contracts to build 27 vessels and dismantle two old ones.

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