Business Will Plan Depot Work for its Advanced Arresting Gear
The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics an $11.4 million order for support services. Under the deal, GA will move into the second phase of depot planning efforts to support its Advanced Arresting Gear.
AEROSPACE: Co. Takes Firebird on U.S. Tour to Show Off Capabilities
It’s not your typical unmanned aircraft. At 35 feet long with an 80-foot wingspan, the Firebird from Northrop Grumman Corp. can fly two ways — with a pilot onboard or without.
TRADE: ‘Go Global 2025’ Focuses on Increasing Global Trade and Investment
World Trade Center San Diego, the organization dedicated to growing international trade and investment opportunities for San Diego, has released a strategic plan that focuses on global engagement as an engine toward economic recovery and resilience in the region.
BIOTECH: Co. Has 500 Patents, Sells Licenses to Major Manufacturers
San Diego-based Genomatica, an industry-leading biotech firm for the chemical industry, continues to grow its team and product line after 20 years in the business.
BEVERAGES: San Diego’s Athletic, Two Roots and Drink Monday Among Cos. Spearheading Growth
With COVID-19 encouraging healthier habits among Americans, many beverage categories that offer “better options” are experiencing a significant uptick. One such is the non-alcoholic beverage industry.
Satellite Co. to Get Federal Perspective
Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has named former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to its board of directors.
MANUFACTURING: Increased Computer Use Means Growth for Gunnar Optiks
With the majority of Americans working from home or virtually learning the past year, the blue light glasses category has seen a significant boost as a result.
Pentagon’s Advanced Projects Office Awards Contract Worth $22M
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded General Atomics a $22.2 million contract for the initial phase of the DRACO program. The program’s goal is to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion (NPT) system above low Earth orbit in 2025.
U.S. Army’s Gray Eagle Passes The 1 Million Hour Mark
Gray Eagle, an unmanned aircraft flown by the U.S. Army, surpassed 1 million flight hours on March 16.
BEVERAGE: Headquarters Move to Help Revive Downtown Economy
Infinium Spirits, a spirits portfolio management company, already has a strong presence in San Diego. Last month, the 2005-founded company with roughly 200 employees, relocated from Orange County to Gaslamp Quarter.
Plant-Based Cookie Co. Gains National Spotlight
For Maya Madsen, a gourmet, plant-based cookie company was initially just a way to create an additional revenue stream while doing something she was passionate about: baking vegan goods.
Formerly based in Orange County, Infinium Spirits' main hub is now at 5 and Market in the Gaslamp Quarter.
SPORT: Topgolf Adds Hospitality to Corporation’s Repertoire