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Trident Systems Expands Fairfax County, Virginia, Production Operations

Trident Systems, a LightRidge Solutions Company and a leader in multi-function space electronics and integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions, plans to expand operations in Fairfax County, Virginia. The $3.7 million project is expected to create approximately 50 jobs.

The investment will include the production of space electronic systems for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, and U.S. Intelligence Community.

“Trident’s rapid growth providing unique solutions that maximize our customer’s mission impact enabled the need for this higher-volume production facility. We are excited to expand our presence in Virginia supporting our nation's critical space needs,” said Lorin Hattrup, General Manager, Trident Systems. “Our new production facility will allow us to support a range of products on rapid timelines while maintaining affordability.”

The project is being supported by the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), 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, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.

Trident has been engaged with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) International Trade team since 2015 utilizing various programs and service offerings and is a 2020 graduate of the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. VALET assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy.

“The Commonwealth offers the location, infrastructure, and robust workforce to provide fertile ground for start-ups, and Trident’s success over three decades is a prime example of what can be accomplished in Virginia with all the right assets,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “I congratulate all the partners involved in securing this project that will create approximately 50 high-tech new jobs for local citizens.”

Trident Systems is a leading provider of technology solutions for critical government and commercial needs. Using a rapid response, radiation effects-mitigated design approach for deployment in harsh environments, the company has delivered semi-custom, high-performance RF and processing solutions at significantly lower cost than traditional space products.

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