Need for missile defense great as ever, Raytheon exec says

April 12, 2018

Growth is the hallmark of Raytheon’s missile production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Growth in facilities, growth in demand and, according to Dr. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems, growth in importance.

“The need for sophisticated missile defense is as great as it has ever been,” said Lawrence, an Alabama native. “And we’re in great shape at our integration facility at Redstone.”Raytheon opened its $75 million, 70,000-square foot production facility at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal in 2012.

The facility produces the Standard Missile-3, used to defend against short-to-intermediate range ballistic missile threats, and the Standard Missile-6, an extended range anti-air warfare missile that provides over-the-horizon capabilities against fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles.

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