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Northrop Grumman Shifts Gears

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A shout out today for this analysis from Nathan Hodge of the Wall Street Journal. Anticipating lean defense budgets in the future, Northrop CEO Wes Bush has begun a sweeping corporate restructuring over the past few months. Its most radical … Continue reading »


Coda headed for Northern California

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The carmaker Coda Automotive is close to opening a final assembly plant in … drumroll, please … Benicia. The Los Angeles Business Journal reports Coda, after flirting for months with Los Angeles, (and fully convincing this now humbled reporter) is … Continue reading »


Drones Revive So Cal Aerospace Industry

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The Los Angeles Times pays a visit to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems in Poway, and it’s a riveting read. In a sprawling north San Diego County complex, 3,300 workers are manufacturing Predator and Reaper drones, robotic planes that capture video … Continue reading »


The Accidental Space Rocket Manufacturer

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I originally set up a Google news alert for Elon Musk because he’s the head of Tesla Motors. But of course, he’s much more: a co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX among other things. The New York Times published a fascinating … Continue reading »