Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



New Raytheon Mississippi Plant to Support Sophisticated Defense Programs

With the expansion, Raytheon is increasing its Forest employee base by 18 percent, bringing 110 new jobs to the area.
by Staff Writers
Forest MS (SPX) Oct 12, 2006
A 90,000-square-foot plant under construction for Raytheon will support several extremely sophisticated defense programs, including a revolutionary active electronically scanned array radar for the U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F/G aircraft and airborne early warning radar for the U.S. Air Force.

Joining Raytheon officials for the announcement and ceremony were Sen. Trent Lott and Rep. Charles Pickering, R-Miss., and Gray Swoope, deputy director and chief operating officer of the Mississippi Development Authority. Lott praised Raytheon as a "world-class company, with world-class employees" and applauded the company's commitment to Mississippi.

"I'm hopeful that Raytheon will continue to look for opportunities to grow new lines of business in Mississippi in support of our 21st century military," he said.

With the expansion, Raytheon is increasing its Forest employee base by 18 percent, bringing 110 new jobs to the area.

"The decision to expand in Forest is a reflection of the hard work and high-quality performance of our Mississippi employees," said Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon's vice president for Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance. "At this facility we turn out some of the finest products in the defense industry, products that not only support our national security interests, but that help protect our men and women in uniform daily as well."

Related Links
Raytheon Company
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract For Global Combat Support System
Endicott NY (SPX) Oct 13, 2006
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $9.4 million, one-year Data Services Logistics Enterprise Dashboard spiral task order to provide aircraft maintenance status, supply chain visibility, balanced scorecard information, predictive analysis and other logistics capabilities through the Global Combat Support System - Air Force (GCSS-AF) portal and the Air Force Common Operating Picture (AF COP).







  • Bush, Chinese Official Agree On Strong Measures On North Korea
  • Asian Poll Foresees US Losing Superpower Status To China
  • Bring Back The Tsar
  • Big Powers To Hold Crucial Meeting On Iran With UN Sanctions In View

  • US Gives Assurances On Indian Nuclear Deal
  • US Sees Key Issues Over North Korea Sanctions Resolved, Hopeful For Early UN Vote
  • Bush Waves Sticks And Carrots At North Korea In Nuclear Standoff
  • North Korea Plays Down Nuclear Test At Home

  • Raytheon Awarded US Army Contract For Wireless Precision Assault Missiles
  • Ukraine Seeks Missile Alliance With Israel
  • BAE Systems Inertial Measurement Unit Selected For New Air-to-air Missile
  • South Korea Develops Cruise Missile

  • Lockheed Martin Selects Aonix PERC Virtual Machine For Aegis Weapon System
  • No Missile Defense Deployment Offer From US Yet Says Poland
  • O'Reilly Flies High At Missile Defense Agency
  • North Korean Test A Spur To US Missile Defense Program

  • German-Chinese Aviation Opens New Horizons For Cooperation
  • GAO Report On Progress Of Implementing Aerospace Recommendations
  • US Air-Transportation System Must Become More Agile
  • Airbus Sinks Into Chaos

  • Boeing Manned/Unmanned Light Helicopter Makes First Flight
  • Boeing X-45A To Be Inducted Into Smithsonian And USAF National Museum
  • Live Firing on Dragonfly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Intelligent Unmanned Aircraft Planned

  • Updated Iraq Survey Affirms Earlier Mortality Estimates
  • Assessing The New Iraqi Army In Late 2006
  • US Commander In Iraq Says No More Troops Needed Now
  • Winds Of Change In Iraq

  • Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract For Global Combat Support System
  • Adour Engines For nEUTOn UCAV Demonstrator Program
  • New Raytheon Mississippi Plant to Support Sophisticated Defense Programs
  • Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract For LACOSTE Program

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement