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GA-EMS Thrives On Diverse Product Line

DEFENSE: Solid Growth,Smart Acquisitions and Risk Taking All Part of StrategyGeneral Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has grown more than 500 percent in revenue and employee count over the last 10 years.

LRAD Branches Out With Spain-based Software Firm

Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD Corp. said on Jan. 19 that it acquired software maker Genasys Holding S.L. of Madrid, Spain.

Chairman to Leave Cubic Corp. Board

Walter C. Zable, chairman of the board at Cubic Corp., is leaving after 54 years as a company employee and board member. The company has nominated defense executive David Melcher for a board seat.

Cubic Gets Slice of up to $496M U.S. Air Force contract

According to the Pentagon, nine businesses will support tactical platforms and time-sensitive applications for the DataLinks Enterprise community.

Northrop Grumman Gets $172.7M U.S. Air Force Contract

Work will be performed in San Diego and last through January 2019.

SB 1 Essential to More Than Just Fixing Roads

Every city and county in California is getting an injection of funding to fix potholes, repair sidewalks, and invest in public transportation, thanks to a new law — Senate Bill 1 (SB 1).

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Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller III is New Commander Naval Air Forces

He relieved Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker in a ceremony Jan. 11 at Naval Air Station North Island.

Kratos Picks up $23M Deal to Produce High-Performance Drone System

The University City-based business did not name its customer in its Jan. 8 announcement.

Kratos Receives $20M Contract

The deal covers initial production of microwave electronic products for a new, state-of-the-art airborne electronic warfare system.

GA-EMS Gets Green Light For Vehicle Stopping System

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Inc. said Jan. 3 that it received a defense contract to supply capacitors for a non-lethal device able to stop vehicles.

Northrop Is Game to Try Various Paths To Innovation

Holy Hogwarts! Northrop Grumman Corp. asked its engineers to build an autonomous aircraft that can play quidditch, the aerial game that wizard Harry Potter and his friends play in the young adult novels of J.K. Rowling.

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Look Ahead: General Atomics Continues To Deliver on Varied Pursuits

The privately held company keeps many things to itself, including financials. Still, multiyear contracts as well as the company’s varied technological interests offer hints of what may come in 2018.

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Kratos Receives U.S. Air Force Contract Modification of $13.9M

Kratos is based in University City and had $669 million in revenue in 2016, up from $657 million in 2015.

Kratos Awarded $93M U.S. Army Contract

The fixed-price contract is to buy unmanned target aircraft systems.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $255.3M U.S. Navy Contract

Some 30 percent of the work will be performed in San Diego.

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