UVision USA Plans Stafford County, Virginia, Production-Training Center
The company will lease 25,000 square feet of space at the Quantico Corporate Center to fulfill awarded contracts from the U.S. government for the manufacturing and assembly of loitering munitions and will produce its HERO series of systems, which provide advanced military equipment, beginning in mid-2022.
“We are very excited about selecting the Commonwealth to establish our Production and Training Center,” said UVision USA Corporation CEO Jim Truxel. “We compared numerous locations in Maryland, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, and Texas, but the Stafford County location in Virginia fits our strategic growth goals and is within a short commuter drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Arlington. Also, we are in a key position to use The Port of Virginia access for our international logistics. UVision USA will be an active member in the local community, and we plan to network at the state level with Virginia’s businesses that can produce materials for production of the HERO family of equipment.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Stafford County, the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington, and The Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia and will support UVision’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, the Virginia Jobs Investment Program reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens. The company is also eligible to receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program.
“Virginia’s infrastructure networks, robust talent, and higher education and research institutions have helped advance the unmanned systems industry in the Commonwealth and beyond,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Companies like UVision USA have recognized that Virginia is the place to lead in this promising and disruptive technology sector. We thank UVision USA for its commitment to Virginia and look forward to our continued partnership.”
Established in 2019, UVision USA Corporation is a wholly owned company of Israel-based UVision Air Ltd that provides military organizations around the globe with precise and effective operational attack capabilities. UVision USA designs and manufactures smart defense equipment systems that use the integration of advanced airborne guidance and sophisticated navigation algorithms. UVision USA’s innovative, cost-effective systems are based on cutting-edge technology and 30 combined years of extensive field experience by military professionals, engineers, and its management team.
“Virginia’s economy benefits when an international business like UVision USA decides to expand,” said Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director Stephen A. Edwards. “UVision is known worldwide and needs efficient access to global markets, and that is where The Port of Virginia can provide real, measurable benefits. Our goal is to help UVision capitalize on its investment and grow. We look forward to serving as its international trade gateway for years to come.”
UVision designs, manufactures and delivers innovative, cost-effective, unmanned aerial loitering munition systems for customers worldwide. The company’s solutions are tailored for unique flight qualities, advanced airborne guidance and navigation systems, precision attack munitions and C4 stations fully integrated with communication links. “We would like to thank UVision for choosing to locate in Stafford County,” said Curry Roberts, President of the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington. “The company will be a valuable member of our robust and diversified defense contracting community.”
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