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Lockheed Martin Plans Huntsville, Alabama, Missile System Integration Lab

Lockheed Martin plans to invest $16.5 million to open a Missile System Integration Lab focusing on missile defense on its campus in Huntsville, Alabama.

The 25,000-square-foot facility will initially be used exclusively for development in Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program, which is based in Huntsville. The program supports the Missile Defense Agency on the mission to protect the homeland against ballistic missile threats with a revolutionary weapon system based on cutting-edge digital tools.

“Lockheed Martin has had a presence in the Huntsville community since 1963, and the new facility adds to our advanced portfolio to ensure engineering rigor through ground testing and integration, validating our approach well before we flight test,” said Sarah Reeves, vice president of the Next Generation Interceptor Program at Lockheed Martin.

The company’s workforce is expected to grow by over 200 employees this year at its sites in Huntsville and Courtland, where it operates a digital factory to advance hypersonic technologies, according to Lockheed Martin Space officials.

“Folks, I’ll say this. When our country needs us, Alabama is ready to answer the call,” she said at the groundbreaking event,” Governor Kay Ivey added. “Today is another great example of Alabama doing just that, and Lockheed Martin is reminding the world of Alabamians’ willingness and ability to step up to the plate.”

Lockheed Martin said it will continue to support key supplier outreach efforts, workforce development, and academic partnerships in the area beyond the 25 facilities in the state.

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