Raytheon plans manufacturing facility in Mississippi, pending Air Force program approval
"Our process determined that the best location for building the T-100 is Meridian, Mississippi," Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, said. "It provides the right blend of infrastructure, proximity to our customers, government support and a talent base that's ready for the high-tech jobs critical to our success."
The T-100 Integrated Air Training System combines ground-based simulators and computerized classroom training and has been customized to exceed the Air Force’s requirements.
If Raytheon establishes a facility for the T-100 in Mississippi, it would join the company’s existing manufacturing facility for Active Electronically Scanned Array radars in Forest and extend the company’s three decade history of Mississippi manufacturing.
"Mississippi's existing partnership with Raytheon is one reason we are a global leader in advanced manufacturing for the defense industry," Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said. "With a firm understanding of the significance of the advanced pilot training mission, we are excited about the possibility of expanding that partnership and creating hundreds of new, high-paying jobs supporting our brave men and women who serve this country."