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TRANSPORTATION: Focus Is on Air Quality
The Port of San Diego may mandate that by 2030, trucks hauling freight to and from the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal and National City Marine Terminal be Zero Emission Vehicles.
NONPROFIT: Export Assistance Available Through Program; Application Deadline Is Nov. 15
San Diego small businesses have a new opportunity to enter the sprawling marketplace that is the world.
Navy Awards $25.6 Million Contract to Improve the Building Process
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $25.6 million modification to previously awarded contract for additional special studies and cost reduction implementation studies in support of the John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler ships.
Contractor Makes Aircraft Launch and Arresting Systems
General Atomics’ aircraft launch and recovery machinery on board the USS Gerald R. Ford came through U.S. Navy shock trials and performed as designed, the San Diego business announced early this month.
TECHNOLOGY: Students Use Defense Product to Assess Fire Danger
When high school students near Denver wanted to study how fire-prone their part of the country was, they tapped a group of technical specialists 1,000 miles away at BAE Systems for help.
Feeding San Diego has announced the launch of Cross Out Hunger, a campaign that calls attention to the issue of hunger in San Diego County during Hunger Action Month.
Goal Is to Produce Advanced Microchips on U.S. Soil
The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp. to help it produce advanced microchips in the United States.
U.S. Air Force Contract Is Worth $338 Million
The U.S. Air Force awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. a $338.1 million contract for subscale aerial targets.
TECH: Designer of Electric Vehicles Hires Vice President of Production
Aptera Motors Corp., the Sorrento Valley company that hopes to mass-produce a three-wheeled electric vehicle that can be powered by the sun, announced a new hire recently. The business brought Pablo Ucar on board as vice president of production and procurement.
DEFENSE: Valuation Now Exceeds $1 Billion
Defense tech specialist Shield AI reached unicorn status late this summer as $225 million in Series D funding pushed the company’s valuation above the $1 billion threshold.