BAE Systems said Monday it will expand its offices and manufacturing operations in Huntsville, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area.
The company said it is spending $45.5 million to expand its offices on Discovery Drive and to develop a state-of-the-art manufacturing and office facility in Cummings Research Park.
"BAE Systems is a company we have worked with for a number of years," Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said in a news release. "They will develop new technologies to keep our soldiers and allies safe for decades to come. Huntsville is proud to play a key role in BAE Systems' mission."
The Research Park Facility will be an 83,000-square-foot facility at Jan Davis Drive and Old Madison Pike. Work is expected to be finished in 2019, according to the company, and there will be room on the 20-acre property for future expansion.
BAE made the announcement in two places: In Huntsville and at the Farnborough International Air Show, which is taking place in the United Kingdom.