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L3Harris Technologies Expands Orange County, Virginia, Operations

L3Harris Technologies, an American technology company, defense contractor, and information technology services provider, plans to expand manufacturing operations in Orange County, Virginia. The $41.2 million project is expected to create 80 jobs over the next three years.

The investment will include the construction of new facilities and the addition of equipment and tools to increase solid rocket motor production at its Aerojet Rocketdyne site.

“This agreement builds upon L3Harris and U.S. government investments in our solid rocket motor production capabilities for critical defense systems,” said Ross Niebergall, President, Aerojet Rocketdyne, L3Harris. “We have been a part of the Virginia community for decades and look forward to growing our talented workforce here as we produce the vital propulsion that helps protect our nation and its allies.”

The project is being supported by a $540,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“Virginia’s aerospace sector propels growth, innovation, and economic opportunity, thanks to global industry leaders like L3Harris,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The company has a long history of success in Orange County, and we are excited to strengthen our partnership and support the company’s expansion and additional job creation in Central Virginia.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Orange County and the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development to secure the project.

“A very important company in our aerospace and defense sector, L3Harris is exactly the type of company we want to have remain and grow in Central Virginia,” added Helen Cauthen, President, Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development. “We are delighted to celebrate their successes in Orange County.”

L3Harris Technologies, Inc. produces command and control systems and products, wireless equipment, tactical radios, avionics and electronic systems, night vision equipment, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense, and commercial sectors. The company specializes in surveillance solutions, microwave weaponry, and electronic warfare.

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