Brad Graves

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Recent Stories

New Chairman, CEO for Cubic

DEFENSE: Leadership Changes Follows Sale

Stevan Slijepcevic, a former Honeywell Aerospace executive, has taken the CEO’s chair at Cubic Corp. Cubic also named a new chairman, Mac Curtis.

$50.9M Target Drone Contract Goes to Kratos Defense

U.S. Navy, Japan and Saudi Arabia to Split Order for 65 Aircraft

The U.S. Navy awarded Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. a $50.9 million contract modification to procure 65 BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets.

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RF Industries Has $57M Year, Agrees to Buy Microlab

MANUFACTURING: Electronic Component Maker Expects 2022 Sales to Exceed $63M

RF Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: RFIL), the electronic component maker based on Miramar Road, reported net income of $813,000 on net sales of $21.1 million during its fourth quarter, which ended Oct. 31.

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TuSimple Achieves Driverless Feat

TECHNOLOGY: Big Rig Negotiates 80 Miles With No Human Intervention

San Diego-based TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP) displayed the capabilities of its autonomous big-rig truck with an 80-mile nighttime run between two Arizona cities — on public highways, alongside other vehicles, with no human in the cab.

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Qualcomm Expands in Auto Sector

TECH: Volvo, Honda Projects Made Public

Qualcomm Inc., the $33.6 billion chipmaker and pioneer of 5G wireless, has been putting its energies into automotive work, including projects supporting fully electric vehicles.

LevitZacks Names 4 New Shareholders

Certified Public Accounting firm LevitZacks has named four new shareholders. They are Anju Agrawal, Bryan Carpenter, Nick Palmer and Steve Root.

Austal to Spend $100M on National City Site

SHIP REPAIR: Company Moving In; Set to Hire More than 200 by 2023

Austal USA, which builds small surface ships for the U.S. Navy, has big growth plans for National City. The defense contractor expects to make approximately $100 million worth of improvements to a newly leased bayfront site south of the 32nd Street naval station.

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$1.79 Billion Sempra Deal

ENERGY: Abu Dhabi to Ink Infrastructure Pact

Sempra (NYSE: SRE) announced on Dec. 21 that it plans to sell a noncontrolling, 10% stake in its Sempra Infrastructure Partners business for $1.785 billion. The prospective buyer is the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

RF Industries Has $57M Year, Signs Deal to Buy Microlab

RF Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: RFIL), the electronic component maker based on Miramar Road, has agreed to buy Microlab LLC from New Jersey-based Wireless Telecom Group Inc. (NYSE: WTT) for $24.25 million cash.

Sempra to Sell 10% of Infrastructure Business for $1.79 Billion

Sempra (NYSE: SRE) has plans to sell a noncontrolling, 10% stake in its Sempra Infrastructure Partners business for $1.79 billion. The buyer is the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

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