Raytheon Missile Systems has announced it will open dedicated new facilities in Tucson, Arizona, US, to increase its capacity and capability.
Part of a larger expansion and modernisation project, the facilities were commissioned in collaboration with federal, state and local officials, as well as local business leaders.
The facilities will support 2,000 new employees that the company is planning to hire to support the expansion.
Construction of an advanced testing facility, a multi-purpose building and a customer access centre are expected to be completed this year.
The entire Tucson operations expansion project is planned to be completed in 2020. It will include the development of new buildings in addition to several infrastructure upgrades, engineering and manufacturing modifications and enhancement of high-powered computing capabilities.
Raytheon Missile Systems president Dr Taylor W Lawrence said: “Our expansion supports the nation’s military, the security of America’s allies and the US, state and local economies.
“This project validates Southern Arizona’s strengths in innovation, technology and quality of life for our growing workforce, and has been made possible by the strong collaboration and support of government and private sector partners.”
The expansion is expected to generate billions of dollars of economic impact over ten years throughout Arizona, US.
Other partners involved in the expansion project include Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Commerce Authority, Pima County, City of Tucson, Sun Corridor, Tucson Airport Authority and Tucson Electric Power.