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Drone City

TECH: Elements in Place To Keep S.D. at Forefront Of Robotics RevolutionSan Diego is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the field of robotics and remotely operated vehicles.

By Brad Graves September 5, 2014 2:33 p.m.   $$ Share

Epsilon Systems Receives Navy Contract Potentially Worth $85M

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. said that it received a U.S. Navy contract to support the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, which repairs and modernizes ships in the port of San Diego.

SGB Is Preparing for Commercial Roll Out of Jatropha

AGRICULTURE: Co. Improves Crop Yield, Cuts Maturation Time

SGB Inc., a local agricultural biotech company, has closed an $11 million Series C financing round to help drive the commercial roll out of its hybrid crops — a low-cost and sustainable plant-based option for fuel, energy-producing biomass and protein in animal feed.

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Growing problem

PRODUCTION: Advanced Manufacturing Is Increasing But Will Its Worker Pool?

The work at Rancho Bernardo’s D&K Engineering isn’t easy to classify.

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Kratos Subsidiary Receives $4.8 Million Order From Navy

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 16 that its Micro Systems subsidiary received a $4.8 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy for unmanned aerial drone system command-and-control systems and services.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $7M Navy Ship Maintenance Contract

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco $7 million to cover additional maintenance work on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.

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Sempra Receives a Key Export Aprroval for Cameron Liquefied Natural Gas Plant

Sempra Energy said its Cameron liquefied natural gas plant in Louisiana received final approval from the U.S. Department of Energy, allowing it to export gas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States.

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General Atomics ASI Gets $40.9M Defense Deal

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 10 that it awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $40.9 million order to develop requirements description documents for two versions of the Reaper unmanned aircraft system.

Pulse Electronics Sees Big Fluctuation in Stock

Shares of Pulse Electronics Corp., a San Diego manufacturer of electronic components in China, skyrocketed 53 percent on Sept. 9 to $3.10 before falling back to $2.50 as of mid-day Sept. 10.

SGB Reports Success With Crop; Co. Closes $11M Series C Financing Round

SGB Inc., a San Diego-based agricultural biotechnology and seed company, closed an $11 million Series C financing round.

SDG&E Seeking More Local Energy Resources

San Diego Gas & Electric announced it is seeking between 500 and 800 megawatts of new local resources to help replace the power previously provided by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as well as the retirement of older, coastal power plants, the company said.

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WD-40 Completes Acquisition of UK Company

WD-40 Co., the San Diego based maker of lubricants and other household products, said it completed the acquisition of the business and assets of GT85 Ltd., a United Kingdom based company that sells multipurpose maintenance products.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Gets $24.2M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a $24.2 million contract modification to cover maintenance, alterations and modifications to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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BST Nano Acquires Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles

BST Nano Carbon, a San Diego composites manufacturer, said it has acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, a Ramona bike manufacturer with a national reputation for top-quality mountain bikes.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $140 Million Ship Work Contract From Navy

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $140 million contract modification to cover dry-dock work on the USS Pearl Harbor.

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Solar Company Aims to See Profits Come Through the Roof

ENERGY: Leasing Of Systems Is Backed By $90M Investment

Equal Earth Inc., a San Diego-based renewable energy company has received $90 million in funding to finance solar panel projects and it appointed digital media pioneer Jay Samit to its board of directors.