Lockheed Martin has begun building a new 225,000 ft² facility for the production of strike weapons in Troy, Alabama, that will be used to fulfil US Air Force requirements for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) system.
The facility will, alongside the company’s existing cruise missile production facility, meet air force needs and is expected to be completed in 2021, with a subsequent ramp up of production for JASSM-ER in the second half of 2022.
Frank St. John, executive vice-president of Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) division, said that this will help meet customer needs while also adding more high-paid jobs in the area.
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