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General Atomics Affiliate to Support Belgium’s Program in $32 Million Deal
The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $103.2 million contract for the production of Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, satellite airborne data terminals and government furnished equipment maintenance.
LEADERSHIP: Some Reflect on Legacy, Others Make Changes in 2021
Every member of the San Diego 500 makes a contribution to the region’s economic life. Many work to build or improve the community at large. Then there are those whose work is so influential, and whose contribution so great, that the San Diego Business Journal recognizes them as icons.
U.S. Navy Awards $49.3 Million Deal to Virginia Firm With Local Presence
The U.S. Navy awarded QED Systems Inc. of Virginia Beach, Virginia a $49.3 million modification to a previously awarded contract. Under the deal, QED will support availabilities — that is, periods of time set aside in a ship’s schedule for maintenance, repairs and modernization.
TECHNOLOGY: North County Firm Has Contracts With NASA, Military Services
North County-based Space Micro announced on Nov. 22 that Denver-based Voyager Space Inc. has agreed to buy a majority stake in the company.
ENERGY: Shipments to Asia Could Pass Through Topolobampo, on the Gulf of California
Sempra (NYSE: SRE) has expanded its plans to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the west coast of Mexico.
AEROSPACE: Inmarsat Deal Worth $7.3 Billion
Carlsbad-based Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) said on Nov. 8 that it has agreed to buy British competitor Inmarsat for $7.3 billion.
Defense Contractor’s CEO Upbeat About Unmanned Aircraft and Other Programs
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), the defense contractor based in Scripps Ranch, essentially broke even in its third quarter, reporting a net loss of 2 cents per share, or $2.4 million, on total revenue of $200.6 million.
Sam Attisha has been named senior vice president of field operations for Cox Communications nationwide.
SOFTWARE: Receives $100M in Series B Funds
The number of unicorns in San Diego grew by one this fall, as security software specialist Drata brought in its Series B round of venture capital. Drata announced the achievement Nov. 8.
Receives Contract Similar to Deal Awarded to Kratos Defense
The U.S. Air Force has selected two San Diego companies to design and develop an aircraft it calls Off-Board Sensing Station, or OBSS.