Lockheed Martin opens $16.5 million missile facility

Lockheed Martin and officials inaugurate the Missile System Integration Laboratory in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday, June 27, 2022. Pictured, L-R: Governor Kay Ivey, Senator Tommy Tuberville, Dr. Sarah Hiza , Commissioner Dale Strong, Mayor Tommy Bataille.

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Lockheed Martin opened a new facility in northern Alabama at its Huntsville campus.

The Missile System Integration Lab (MSIL) facility will initially be used exclusively for development under Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program, based in Huntsville and supporting the Missile Defense Agency’s mission to protect against ballistic missile threats. The new MSIL is a $16.5 million investment from Lockheed Martin.

“Lockheed Martin has been in the Huntsville community since 1963, and the new facility adds to our advanced portfolio to ensure technical rigor through ground testing and integration, validating our approach well ahead of flight testing.” said Sarah Reeves, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Interceptor program. “The facility will be equipped with key communications infrastructure and capabilities, embedding the digital thread into everything we do and maturing the All Up Round as we prove our design.”

Lockheed Martin continues to grow its presence in Alabama – supporting supplier outreach efforts, workforce development and academic partnerships in the region beyond the state’s 25 facilities. Lockheed Martin Space’s workforce is expected to increase by more than 200 employees this year at its sites in Huntsville and Courtland, Alabama.

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