BAE Systems is set to carry out a $45.5m expansion of operations at its facility in Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, US.
Expected to generate several new job opportunities over the coming years, the expansion will help support the company’s business growth and encourage closer cooperation with its major customers in the US Army.
BAE Systems Survivability, Targeting, and Sensing Solutions vice-president and general manager Paul Markwardt said: “Our expansion in Huntsville provides us a great opportunity to establish a closer working relationship with our critical customers in the US Army and the Redstone Arsenal community.
“Huntsville is an ideal location to attract the key talent needed to develop and deliver important new capabilities to our customers.”
The new facility will be constructed by the company in collaboration with local developer Samples Properties, Fuqua & Partners Architects, and Pearce Construction.
The 83,000ft² expansion will see the development of new engineering development space, manufacturing space and laboratory space in order to support the US Department of Defense (DoD).
In addition, a 20-acre area for the building will provide expansion room for phased growth in the future.
Expected to be completed next year, construction work on the expansion project is slated to commence this year.
BAE Systems’ multi-phase growth plan includes the immediate expansion of its offices on Discovery Drive and the construction of a new and advanced manufacturing and office space facility in the Cummings Research Park.
Work at the new site will involve the latest programmes and existing business, including the design, development, and production of precision munitions and aircraft survivability technology.