New Raytheon Standard Missile factory almost ready
Raytheon Company’s all-up-round Standard Missile production facility in Huntsville, Alabama, is nearing completion. The state-of-the-art factory, located on the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal, should be completed before the end of the year. Once operational, the 70,000-square-foot facility will assemble and test Standard Missile-3 and SM-6 interceptors.
“This factory will be an asset to our nation and the men and women defending freedom around the world,” said Dr Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems President. “SM-3 and SM-6 are important parts of the nation’s advanced missile defence capability; the new factory will play a critical role in providing a missile defence shield to the nation and our allies in Europe.”