FOREST, Miss., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company [NYSE: RTN] is expanding the footprint of its Forest-based manufacturing center, company and state officials announced today. A new building on the campus will be a hub for test, integration and production of s-band radars – including the U.S. Navy's next generation SPY-6, Air and Missile Defense Radar program.
"Construction of a new radar production facility is the next step in our decades-long partnership with the state of Mississippi and its highly skilled workforce," said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "Together we will integrate, test and deliver the most technologically advanced military radar systems to our U.S. and international customers."
Raytheon is investing $100 million in the new 50,000 square foot Leadership in Environmental Design, or LEED, certified facility that will provide future growth opportunities across the company's diverse product portfolio.