Leonardo DRS to construct engineering and manufacturing facility in US

11 February 2019 (Last Updated February 11th, 2019 14:21)

Leonardo DRS has revealed plans to invest in an engineering development and light manufacturing facility and offices for its land systems business.

Leonardo DRS has revealed plans to invest in an engineering development and light manufacturing facility and offices for its land systems business.

The new engineering, research and development and laboratory space will be located in Bridgeton in Missouri, US.

According to the company, the more than 50-year old existing facility is unable to meet efficient manufacturing and daily operational requirements.

Leonardo DRS has plans to use the new facility to support the business unit’s development and platform systems integration activities.

Leonardo DRS land systems vice-president and general manager Aaron Hankins said: “Our company has been growing and together with the expanding mission-critical needs of our customers, we now require a more modern and efficient facility.

“The new facility will become home to the business unit’s headquarters and will accommodate leadership, management functionality and a centralised back office.”

“The St Louis area has been our long-time home, and we look forward to being a part of this community for years to come.”

The new facility will become home to the business unit’s headquarters and will accommodate leadership, management functionality and a centralised back office.

Hankins added: “This region and Leonardo DRS will benefit as the business continues to be anchored in the greater St Louis area as a result of this new investment.”

US Capital Development will build the new facility, reported claytontimes.com. Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by early 2020.

Leonardo DRS land systems serves as an integrator of several solutions for US military customers.

It also has an 85-acre heavy manufacturing campus in West Plains, Missouri. The company will build a new office and conference facility on its campus for administration and production activities.