Top Headlines: Raytheon wins $2.3 billion federal contract, Ivey awards broadband grants

Raytheon wins $2.3 billion federal contract
The contract is for seven gallium nitride-based AN/TPY-2 radars designed to protect against incoming ballistic missile threats. The work will be done in Tuscon, Arizona; Woburn, Massachusetts; Huntsville, Alabama, and Fullerton, California. — Press Release

Dynetics tests space-based payloads for Army
Huntsville-based Dynetics recently completed successful checkout and testing of two tactical space support payloads for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Lonestar program. — Press Release

Poultry producer invests $35 million in new feed mill
Huntsville-based Aviagen, a global poultry breeding company, is investing $35.3 million to expand in Pikeville, Tennessee with a new feed mill, creating up to 36 new jobs. — Chattanooga Times Free Press

Gov. Ivey awards broadband grants for seven projects
Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she has awarded $2.9 million in grants to continue providing more Alabamians with access to high-speed internet services. — Press Release

Economic impact report assesses Alabama airports
The Aviation Council of Alabama released a study that assesses total spending impact of the Alabama airports at $5 billion in 2019. There are 76 airports in Alabama. Six of the airport are commercial and seventy are general aviation facilities. — Press Release

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Historic Saturn V swapped for SLS rocket on new Alabama license plate
The redesigned “Alabama Space Tag” replaces the depiction of the historic Saturn V booster— which 50 years ago launched the first astronauts to the moon — with NASA’s new Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket. The new plate marks the first time that the Saturn V has not appeared on an Alabama plate in 15 years. — Collect Space

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