BAE Systems announces $45 million expansion in Huntsville

The company plans to build a new facility in Cummings Research Park and expand exisiting Huntsville offices.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 11:01 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2018 12:18 PM

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.

Alabama Sens. Doug Jones (D) and Richard Shelby (R) talk with BAE Systems executive Paul Markwardt at the 2018 Farnborough International Air Show. (Photo provided)

"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.

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