Lockheed Martin celebrates opening of $18 million engineering facility

The plant is an engineering facility with labs and demonstration center

Lockheed Martin’s newest facility in Huntsville has room for 500 full-time employees with an additional 50-100 lab seats. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin on Thursday celebrated the opening of a new $18 million facility in Huntsville.

The 122,000-square-foot engineering facility includes labs and a demonstration center, and it has space for 500 employees.

“The crucial work being done here by our customers, our company, and our industry partners has made Alabama a key 21st-century, high-tech defense and deterrence provider that’s ramping up to ensure our troops will stay ahead of accelerating threats across every domain – land, sea, air, space and cyber,” Stephanie C. Hill, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems president, said at a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.

Ivey said she was “proud to celebrate the opening of Lockheed Martin’s new engineering facility.

“Alabama is proud to support our military and defense sectors, and Lockheed Martin’s presence in our state plays a crucial role in advancing national security, ensuring that our nation remains at the forefront of technological advancement,” she said. “Lockheed Martin’s continued investment in Alabama is a testament to the strength of our workforce and the strategic importance of Huntsville in shaping the future of defense.”

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The new facility will include teams working on projects such as readiness and sustainment for the U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter and the Missile Defense Agency Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications system.

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