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Aerospace is in San Diego’s DNA. A local group built Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. In more recent years, the community has developed a capability in unmanned aircraft.
General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems unit said it received a contract to supply heavy equipment to a South Korean oil refinery.
The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $55.3 million, one-year contract modification to operate what one can simplistically call an internet server on a business jet that flies over a battlefield. Work will be split between San Diego and international locations.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is operating independently of the state power grid following completion of a taxpayer-funded energy plant.
An assistant professor of operations management at the University of San Diego’s School of Business has been appointed director of the university’s Center for Peace and Commerce.
ViaSat Inc. said its first two ViaSat-3 satellites have completed their first important step toward production and launch — a stage in the process called preliminary design review.
The San Diego Brewers Guild, which promotes the region’s breweries and related companies, has launched a new website, SDbeer.com, streaming craft beer content for a general audience in addition to its members.
General Dynamics NASSCO said on Dec. 16 that it delivered a record six ships in 2016.
Port commissioners approved a plan to modernize the San Diego waterfront’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal beginning in the summer.
Plastics & Metals Enterprises, a Chula Vista-based provider of plastic and metal sheets, tubes and rods that does business as Cal Plastics and Metals Inc., has been acquired by a large competitor based in Orchard Park, N.Y.
TopOwl — a high-tech helmet display worn by U.S. Marine Corps aviators — is getting some support under a recently awarded defense contract.
LRAD Corp., which makes a unique sort of loudspeaker for militaries and governments, reported a net loss of $1.3 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenue of $16.4 million in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30.
Power plant operator Calpine Corp. has acquired San Diego-based Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC, one of the nation’s leading energy retailers.
San Diego drugmaker Otonomy Inc. is bringing on a new chief scientific officer with the appointment of Kathie M. Bishop.
UTILITY: Craft’s Current Reconnaissance Role Expected to Expand
Until unmanned aircraft came along, a typical workday at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. might involve driving to a rural area, setting up traffic control, hiking up a rattlesnake-infested hill, then climbing a tall pole outfitted with high-voltage equipment — all to inspect a single site.