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RTX breaks ground on $115 million Redstone Arsenal expansion

RTX, a subsidiary of defense and aerospace giant Raytheon announced on Tuesday the company has officially broken ground on the expansion project of its Redstone Arsenal based Missile Integration Facility.

The expansion will draw an estimated 185 new jobs to the area, growing RTX’s employee footprint in the state to over 2,200 people. It will also expand the factory’s space for integrating and delivering on major defense programs by more than 50%.

“This important investment in the Huntsville region will help us meet the growing needs of our military customers and service members,” said Raytheon President Phil Jasper. “It will also ready our operations to accelerate delivery of our vital counter-hypersonic solution.”

Raytheon’s Redstone facility is the final integration point for many missile programs for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy, and other defense customers. The facility currently handles integration of nine variants of the Standard Missile family, including Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-6, and will accommodate additional defense programs, including the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI).

A video of the high tech facility is below:

The Redstone facility itself began operations in 2012 and came with a price tag of $75 million.

Raytheon is a major U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation with manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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