Defense - January 2011

This Defense spotlight looks at local companies, contracts awarded and some of the hot issues in the industry.

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  • Unmanned aircraft take over as robo-fighters, watchdogs and spies

    Think about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the picture that probably comes to mind is of the remote-controlled drones that have been in the news recently for conducting air strikes in the remote regions of Pakistan that border Afghanistan.

  • Transgender vets want military access for own

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.

  • AFCEA San Diego hosts 2011 C4ISR Symposium April 5-8

    With more than 1,000 attendees expected from government and industry, the San Diego chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) will host its 33rd C4ISR symposium April 5-8 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. With the theme of “Assuring Information Dominance in a Denied C4ISR Environment -- the Best Defense is a Good Offense,” participants will collaborate on future requirements and gaps in current capabilities with featured speakers and panelists to build solutions for the Department of Defense’s future direction of C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance).

  • Experts unravel government contracting rules for local engineers

    Dozens of engineering business representatives from around San Diego now have a better understanding of several changes taking place this year when it comes to government contracting.

  • Maxwell Technologies awarded $1.7 million DARPA contract

    San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) said it has been awarded a $1.7 million technology development contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the initial phase of a multi-phase program to develop a lighter, longer-lasting, energy source for field radios and other portable electronic equipment carried by military personnel.

  • Cubic Corp. to acquire XIO Strategies

    Cubic Corp. said Tuesday it will acquire identification technology firm XIO Strategies Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  • Transgender vets want military access for own

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.

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