Brad Graves

Reporter & Special Sections Editor

Email: bradg@sdbj.com
Phone: 619-366-6627

Recent Stories

GA-ASI Wins $103 Million U.S. Army Aircraft Contract

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.

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SD 500 Icons List Never Stays Static

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.

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Ship Repair Support Contract Goes to QED

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.

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Denver Company to Acquire Majority Stake in Space Micro

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.

Sempra Contemplates New LNG Export Site in Mexico

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.

Viasat to Buy Competitor

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.

Kratos’ Third-Quarter Revenue Reaches $201 Million

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.

Cox Communications’ Sam Attisha Promoted to National Post

Sam Attisha has been named senior vice president of field operations for Cox Communications nationwide.

Drata Achieves Unicorn Status

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.

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GA-ASI Has New Air Force Project

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.

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