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Boston-Based Firm Acquires Torrey Pines Transportation

Torrey Pines Transportation is being acquired by Boston-based Marcou Transportation Group for undisclosed terms, the buyer announced on Oct. 5.

ESET Acquires English Firm DESlock+ for Undisclosed Price

ESET, the maker of computer antivirus software with a North American headquarters in downtown San Diego, recently acquired DESlock+, an English company specializing in advanced computer encryption solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Northrop Grumman Awarded 10-Year Air Force Contract Worth $3.2 Billion

The U.S. Air Force plans to send as much as $3.2 billion in work to Northrop Grumman Corp. over the next 10 years to keep its fleet of Global Hawk high-altitude unmanned aircraft technically up to date.

Carlsbad's Johnson & Wood Acquired by Hub International

Chicago-based Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of Carlsbad’s Johnson & Wood Insurance Services Inc. for undisclosed terms, Hub announced on Oct. 5.

The Need for Speed Puts Qualcomm in Verizon’s 5G Sandboxes

The Need for Speed Puts Qualcomm in Verizon’s 5G SandboxesSpeed, however, may be only one advantage of 5G, which ought to become common around 2020 but is being tested now.

General Atomics Gets Contract for Work on Catapult Launch System for Carrier

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics up to $29.6 million for work on the electromagnetic aircraft launch system on the Navy’s next aircraft carrier, to be named USS Gerald R. Ford

Northrop Grumman Corp. Receives Navy Contract Worth Nearly $9 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract modification worth slightly less than $9 million to provide sustainment engineering services support to the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator program.

MediaTek Chip Replaces Qualcomm's in Amazon Product

Taiwan-based MediaTek said on Sept. 17 that its processor powers the latest Amazon Fire TV streaming box, as well as the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets, which go on the market between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5.

Technology Aims to Help Drones ‘Learn’ to Share Airspace

NASA continues to experiment with collision-avoidance technology using Ikhana, the agency’s remotely piloted unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

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Guarding Our Assets

DEFENSE: San Diego Must Actively Engage to Protect Its Role in Defense

San Diego County offers crucial support to, and benefits greatly from, the Defense Department’s sprawling presence in the region — but the community should not get too comfortable with the status quo.

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