BAE Systems Opens $150M Innovation, Production Facility in Texas

British aerospace company BAE Systems has opened a new $150 million facility in Austin, Texas, expanding its innovation and manufacturing capabilities in the US.

With half of the 390,000-square foot (36,200 square meters) facility focusing on manufacturing, BAE is expected to transform this capability through a streamlined design that is “easily reconfigurable to match evolving technologies.”

The company said the Austin facility will focus on the design, development, and manufacturing of radio frequency and electro-optical/infrared countermeasure systems, and aircraft electrification technology. It is able to house more than 1,400 employees.

“BAE Systems and its legacy companies have been in the Austin area for more than 65 years,” said Austin Business Center Director Scott Hatch.

“Our company has been a global leader in technology for generations. Now we’re excited to have innovative Texas talent continue to take us to the next level.”

The Austin site is the latest development in a series of the company’s strategic facility investments, including in Manchester, New Hampshire; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Huntsville, Alabama.

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