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Northrop Grumman Has $99M Deal

Contract Modification Includes One Triton Unmanned Aircraft

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $98.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract that will provide for one additional low rate initial production MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system.

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Co-Harvest Helps Locals Grow Crops

50% of Food Grown Goes to San Diego’s Food Insecure

According to data, one in seven San Diegans is food insecure. When Avery Cramer learned of this statistic, he knew he wanted to help address this issue.

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GA Captures $11M Navy Contract

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.

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Northrop Grumman Seeks Out Customers for Unmanned Aircraft

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.

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World Trade Center Releases Recovery Strategy

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.

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Sustainable Chemical Co. Continues to Grow Product Line

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.

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COVID-19 Drives Booming Non-Alcoholic Drink Sales

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.

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From NASA to Viasat’s Boardroom

Satellite Co. to Get Federal Perspective

Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has named former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to its board of directors.

Co. Captures Piece of Blue Light Market

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.

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GA to Design Nuclear Powered Rocket

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.

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GA-ASI Aircraft Marks a Milestone

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.

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Infinium Spirits Relocates to San Diego

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.

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Maya's Cookies Continues to Grow

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.

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Infinium Spirits Relocates to San Diego

Formerly based in Orange County, Infinium Spirits' main hub is now at 5 and Market in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Callaway Completes $2.66 Billion Acquisition

SPORT: Topgolf Adds Hospitality to Corporation’s Repertoire

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