GENERAL ATOMICS AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS INC.
CEO: Neal Blue.
Financial information: Undisclosed.
No. of local employees: 5,100.
Investors: Owned by the Blue family and an affiliate of General Atomics.
Year founded: 1993.
Company description: Primarily a maker of unmanned military aircraft and their sensors.
Key factors for success: Strong background in cutting-edge physics, long relationship with the Pentagon as a defense contractor.
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