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BlueHalo Establishes Germantown, Maryland, Production Operations

Global defense company BlueHalo plans to establish research and manufacturing operations in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The company will lease a 57,000-square-foot facility located at 20521 Seneca Meadows in Germantown. Operations are scheduled to begin by the end of the year.

“BlueHalo is transforming global defense through technical superiority that is only possible by investing in a high-caliber workforce and giving them the resources and facilities to deliver for our customers at mission speed,” said BlueHalo Chief Operating Officer Trip Ferguson. “We’re excited to grow our Maryland operations with expanded R&D and manufacturing capabilities. This is made possible through our strong partnerships with Governor Moore, the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Montgomery County officials, whose shared vision for a thriving defense industrial base made Maryland an easy choice for BlueHalo.”

To support the project the Maryland Department of Commerce is working to approve a $1 million conditional loan through Advantage Maryland, as well as a $50,000 grant through the Partnership for Workforce Quality program. Additionally, Montgomery County plans to provide a $100,000 conditional grant through its Economic Development Fund.

“Not only is BlueHalo investing in its Montgomery County operation, it is also supporting the local workforce by creating new jobs in Anne Arundel and Howard counties,” noted Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kevin Anderson. “We appreciate the company’s commitment to doing business in Maryland while innovating new solutions to protect its customers.”

BlueHalo provides capabilities in the areas of space, counter-unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous systems, electronic warfare and cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“Montgomery County is home to many of the nation’s top defense technology companies, including BlueHalo,” added Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Tompkins. “As BlueHalo moves the needle on global defense by creating a transformative path, their investment in a new R&D and manufacturing space in Germantown is the type of investment that will bring greater economic growth and jobs to our region.”

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