Brad Graves

Reporter

Email: bradg@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6586 Extension: 3115

Recent Stories

Del Rey Systems Training Deal with Navy Worth Potential $25.9 Million

Del Rey Systems & Technology Inc. of Kearny Mesa is among four businesses chosen by the U.S. Navy to offer training services related to Navy electronics in locations around the world.

Navy Maintenance Support Services $18.8M Contract Work to Be Mostly Done in S.D.

The U.S. Navy awarded the Aircraft Readiness Alliance LLC of Anchorage, Alaska an $18.8 million contract for depot level maintenance support services. Most of the work will be in San Diego.

S.D. will get most work done as part of $18.8M U.S. Navy contract

The U.S. Navy awarded the Aircraft Readiness Alliance LLC of Anchorage, Alaska, an $18.8 million contract for depot level maintenance support services. Most work will be in San Diego.

Kratos Supported Test of a U.S. Navy Anti-Missile System

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said it supported a Sept. 7 test of a U.S. Navy anti-missile system by helping supply the stand-in for the enemy missile.

LRAD Makes Interim CFO Permanent

LRAD Corp. named its interim CFO, Dennis Klahn, to the post permanently.

Tease photo

GA-ASI Successfully Tests Drone in Civilian Airspace

Speaking of military technology that may one day go commercial …

Kratos’ Follow-the-Leader Hardware Hits the Highway

The internet, certain wireless phones and silicon-on-sapphire microchips are three examples of military technologies that made the jump to the commercial world.

Sewer Sensors Know When Something’s Wrong With the Flow

TECH: Co.’s System Used By Utilities to Avoid Sewage Spills

Long before consumers started using the term “Internet of Things” to describe connected thermostats and washing machines, SmartCover Systems was part of the internet of things.

Tease photo

Chip to Provide Digital Diary Of an Addict’s Use or Abuse

BIOTECH: Co. to Rely On Federal Funding; Insurance Coverage Will Be Acid Test

Patrik Schmidle holds up a clear plastic box with a tiny microchip, hardly visible, at its center.

Tease photo

General Atomics Gets Military Contracts Worth Nearly $40M

The Pentagon announced two contract awards for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. on Sept. 20.

Cox Construction Gets $17.8M U.S. Army contract

The U.S. Army awarded a $17.8 million contract to Cox Construction Co. Under the deal, the Vista-based small business will build transient training barracks at Camp Parks in Dublin, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Orbital Acquisition Would Be a Big Addition to Northrop's S.D. Assets

Northrop Grumman Corp. stands to gain an even higher profile in San Diego if the Virginia-based company completes its $9.2 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK.

Technology Drives Change Even in Parking Management

No, you can’t pay for parking with Bitcoin, at least not yet, but other things are changing in the world of parking management.

LiveXLive Media Is Acquiring Slacker Radio in $50M Cash and Stock Deal

Beverly Hills-based LiveXLive Media Inc. has entered a deal to acquire Rancho Bernardo-based Slacker Radio for $50 million in cash and stock.

Qualcomm Exec Takes On Diversity Via Employee Engagement

TECH: Listening Tour Shows Need for Inclusion in Workforce and Work Itself

As it simultaneously conducts an international legal battle and chases a big acquisition, Qualcomm Inc. is spending 2017 negotiating the troubled waters of gender, ethnic and cultural diversity in the technology sector.

Tease photo

GA Gets $30.3M Contract for Missile Defense

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a sole-source, $30.3 million contract for unmanned aircraft used in tests of a missile defense system. The Pentagon announced the award on Sept. 12.

Tease photo

Northrop Signal Jamming Work Could Top $500M

Northrop Grumman Corp. stands to receive more than $500 million in orders for devices that jam the signals to radio-controlled roadside bombs and enemy unmanned aircraft.

Tease photo

Lockheed Ventures Invests in Ocean Aero

Lockheed Martin Ventures made a strategic investment in Ocean Aero Inc., a San Diego company that makes autonomous seagoing vehicles, the companies announced.

Tease photo

Herman Construction Among Eight Cos. Tapped For $180M U.S. Army Orders

Escondido-based Herman Construction Group Inc. is among eight companies that will split as much as $180 million in U.S. Army construction task orders, the Pentagon announced Sept. 12.

Herman Construction Group Among Eight Cos. Tapped For $180M U.S. Army Orders

Escondido-based Herman Construction Group Inc. is among eight companies that will split as much as $180 million in U.S. Army construction task orders, the Pentagon announced.

Lockheed Martin Ventures Invests in Ocean Aero

Lockheed Martin Ventures made a strategic investment in Ocean Aero Inc., a San Diego company that makes autonomous seagoing vehicles, the companies announced on Sept. 15.

Tease photo

Workshops for Warriors Gets $1M from Ohio Manufacturer

Workshops for Warriors, a San Diego nonprofit that offers job training and placement to veterans, said Sept. 13 that it received a $1 million donation from Ariel Corp., an Ohio-based machinery manufacturer.

Southeast Asian Nation Put $700K in Orders with LRAD Corp.

LRAD Corp. says it has received $700,000 in orders from an unnamed country in Southeast Asia.

Straub Construction Awarded $61.9M Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Fallbrook-based Straub Construction Inc. a $61.9 million contract for work on a maintenance hangar at Fort Carson, Colo.

Two Businessmen Offer $1.5M to Fund Putting Up Temporary Shelters for Homeless

East Village and the Midway District will be the sites for as many as three “bridge” shelters for San Diego’s homeless residents, put up with financial help from a local business partnership.

RF Industries Reports $7.8M in Net Sales for Q3

San Diego-based RF Industries Ltd. reported net income of $192,000 or 2 cents per share on net sales of $7.8 million in its third quarter, which ended July 31.

General Atomics Gets $30.3M Contract for Role in Missile Defense

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded General Atomics a sole-source, $30.3 million contract for unmanned aircraft used in tests of a missile defense system.

TuSimple Sees Self-Driving Truck Test a Little Further Down the Road

TuSimple, a business with offices in Beijing and San Diego which hopes to produce a self-driving truck, has been on the road this summer.

NASSCO Awarded a $36.3M Navy Contract for Maintenance on Ships

The U.S. Navy announced on that it awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $36.3 million contract for maintenance on the Navy’s littoral combat ships, as

Lytx Moving Manufacturing From China to Indiana

Lytx said it plans to move manufacturing for its DriveCam video event recorders from mainland China to Indiana.

Five Local Small Businesses Get Part of $15M Navy Deal

Six small businesses will split $15 million in work on U.S. Navy boats measuring 50 feet long or longer, under a Navy contract modification announced on Sept. 7.

Kratos Subsidiary Will Be Competing for Up to $3B in Army Contracts as Part of Joint Venture

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 5 that it will do work for the U.S. Army under an award received by prime contractor QWK Integrated Solutions LLC. QWK is a joint venture between Kratos subsidiary Digital Fusion Solutions Inc. and Vencore Inc.

Collaboration Pays at Nanome

Nanome Inc., a UC San Diego-based business whose core business is virtual reality software, rolled out a new product called Matryx at the end of August. Matryx is an open-source platform with a bounty system that encourages people to collaborate on STEM projects (that is, projects that involve science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Qelzal Puts AI in the Sky for Drones

Qelzal has started flight safety testing of its sensor system for drones and other autonomous vehicles.

Inseego Obtains $48 Million in Refinancing Transaction

Inseego Corp. took out a three-year, $48 million loan from Highbridge Capital Management LLC in late August.

UC San Diego Engineers Tap the Power in Human Perspiration

RESEARCH: Sweat May Run Wearable Devices; University Applies for Patent

Sweat is no longer the annoying byproduct of work, the thing that soaks a cotton shirt during vigorous exercise. It can be something more.

Tease photo

Kratos Subsidiary Will Compete for Up to $3B in Army Contracts as Part of Joint Venture

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 5 that it will do work for the U.S. Army under an award received by prime contractor QWK Integrated Solutions LLC. QWK is a joint venture between Kratos subsidiary Digital Fusion Solutions Inc. and Vencore Inc.

Co.’s Digital Parts Quickly Add Up

PRINTING: Component Maker Taps Into Robust Commercial Growt

The shop at Memjet’s Rancho Bernardo headquarters has a 19-inch rack that in most other places would hold computer servers. This one, however, holds something more: printer’s ink.

Tease photo

Could San Diego Be Amazon's HQ2?

San Diego intends to compete for Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters.

Cubic Corp. Receives $25M Contract for 3 Mobile Combat Training Centers

Cubic Corp. said on Sept. 6 that it received a $25 million contract to deliver three mobile combat training centers to an unnamed client in the Asia-Pacific region.

Anokiwave Completes Series C Funding Round

San Diego chipmaker Anokiwave said on Sept. 5 that it wrapped up its series C funding round.

Carlsbad-Based Joint Venture Awarded $42.4M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a San Diego-based joint venture a $42.4 million contract to replace electrical systems on piers at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

Kratos to Issue 12.5 million Shares of Common Stock

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. announced plans early Sept. 5 to issue 12.5 million additional shares of common stock.

Qualcomm to Introduce Cellular 'Vehicle to Everything' Chip

Qualcomm Inc. plans to introduce a chip that will help orient self-driving vehicles to their environments.

Some Good Numbers for GA-ASI

Summer saw General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. receive other Pentagon funding and set a record:

Northrop Sees Drone Role In Missile Defense

Northrop Grumman Corp. is looking into whether its unmanned Global Hawk aircraft could carry a potent laser able to destroy an enemy missile during its boost phase — the initial part of the missile’s flight.

Tease photo

Kratos Receives $2.2M Contract for Unmanned Aircraft

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. recently received $2.2 million in contract awards for one of its newest jet-powered unmanned aircraft projects, the business said on Aug. 31.

Epsilon Systems Awarded One-Year, $17 Million Navy Contract

San Diego-based Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. received a one-year, $17 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy in an award set aside for small businesses.

Bill Bonwit to Succeed Carmela Keeney at SPAWAR

The U.S. Navy’s Point Loma lab has promoted Bill Bonwit to executive director.

Tease photo

TrellisWare Technologies Awarded Five-Year, $40 Million Contract

The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded a five-year contract for specialized radios to Rancho Bernardo-based TrellisWare Technologies Inc.

Prev