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General Atomics ASI Deal With Army Worth $132.7M

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a U.S. Army contract modification worth $132.7 million, the Pentagon said March 16.

Fresh Healthy Vending Signs Agreement With United Natural Foods

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc. offering Fresh Healthy’s franchisees an additional discount on food purchases.

Kratos Receives Orders Worth $4.1 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on March 10 that it received orders worth $4.1 million for specialty electronics that will eventually go in U.S. Navy aircraft.

Chief U.S. Trade Official to Tour Two S.D. Businesses

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Congressman Scott Peters on Tuesday will visit Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits and Solar Turbines Inc., two San Diego companies they say illustrate how exports and trade unlock economic opportunity for Americans.

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Northrop Says Costs of Global Hawk Flight Hours Dropped

Northrop Grumman Corp. said recently that the cost per flight hour for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft saw a “significant decrease” during 2014, while flight hours rose nearly 40 percent.

Sotera Wireless Acquires Reflectance Medical

Sotera Wireless, the Mira Mesa-based medical device company, said on Feb. 25 that it acquired Reflectance Medical Inc. of Westborough, Mass. for undisclosed terms.

General Atomics Teaming With Spanish Engineering Firm

Opening the door to potential sales to Spain, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced on March 2 that it is teaming up with SENER, a Spanish engineering firm, to make its Predator B unmanned aircraft available to the government of that European country.

3D Robotics Secures $50M Series C Funding Round

3D Robotics, a maker of small unmanned aircraft which it hopes to sell to businesses, said that it received $50 million in a series C funding round led by Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM).

TrackTrain Gives Firefighters a Record of Risky Situations

SOFTWARE: Exposure To Smoke, Chemicals And More Is Logged

Sometimes business plans take a detour.

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Beer Economy Golden to Region

BREWING: Ballast Point, And Others Keep Growing

Few local beer makers had a growth ride on par with San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits during 2014.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Reports Q4 Results

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported a significantly improved fourth quarter net income of $31 million, up from a net loss of $24.3 million in the same quarter last year.

Senomyx Reports Q4 Loss of $3.1 Million

Senomyx Inc., a biotechnology company that makes flavor-enhancers, on Thursday reported a loss of $3.1 million in its fourth quarter.

Tandem Diabetes Care to Raise $60 Million in Underwritten Public Offering

Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., a medical device company and manufacturer of insulin pumps, announced in a statement Tuesday that it intends to raise $60 million in an underwritten public offering.

Cohu Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Income of $374,000

Cohu Inc., the Poway maker of test equipment for semiconductor manufacturers, reported net income of $374,000 on net sales of $96.2 million for its fourth quarter, which ended on Dec. 27. In the same quarter one year ago, the company reported a net loss of $6.5 million on net sales of $61.1 million.