Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Raytheon facility addition will support growth in electronic warfare systems

Raytheon Company completed a 20,000-square foot addition to its factory in Forest, Miss., already one of the biggest in the state. The extra room will allow the company to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare systems.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a ribbon-cutting ceremony: "The company chose to expand here in anticipation of future growth, and now Raytheon is ready to move ahead and pursue even more opportunities and contracts."

Raytheon plans to add a number of new positions over time to keep pace with orders for its Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fighter jet radars and Sentinel air defense radars. The company is the only manufacturer with combat-proven AESAs in production for tactical aircraft.

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