May 2018

Raytheon Increases Radar Manufacturing Capacity

Jackson, Mississippi — May 31, 2018 — Industry-leading defense contractor Raytheon is expanding its radar manufacturing capabilities in Forest, Mississippi. The project is a $100 million corporate investment and will create dozens of direct jobs at the company’s Forest campus over the next five years. “Raytheon recognizes the value of continued investment in the state of Mississippi,” Governor […]

Insitu Opens Innovative, High-Tech Facility in Starkville

Jackson, Mississippi — October 10, 2017 — Insitu held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its new facility in Starkville, Mississippi. The company’s partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Mississippi State University creates 25 jobs. “Mississippi continues to make significant strides in the aerospace industry, […]

Aerospace and Defense Leader Orbital ATK Expanding in Iuka

Jackson, Mississippi — Oct. 10, 2017 — Aerospace and defense leader Orbital ATK is expanding in Iuka, investing $10.48 million and creating 50 jobs. “As a worldwide leader in the aerospace and defense industries, Orbital ATK once again puts Mississippi on the global stage, demonstrating our hard work to provide a business environment where companies can […]

Northrop Grumman Locating New Aerospace Work in Jackson County

Jackson, Mississippi — Northrop Grumman is adding a mix of new work to its Unmanned Systems facility in Jackson County, including sub-assembly work for the F-35 program. This $3.7 million investment will create 60 jobs in the coming years. “This reinforces Northrop Grumman’s commitment to Jackson County, solidifies the company’s position as a leader in […]

Raytheon chooses US site to manufacture Air Force jet trainer

Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System, a proposed jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force, in Meridian, Mississippi. Should the Air Force approve the company’s proposal for the Advanced Pilot Training program, Raytheon would establish a final assembly and check-out facility at a site it has chosen in Meridian. “Our process determined […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces Expansion at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi

Farnborough, England — July 11, 2016 — Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced that assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket […]

Mississippi Development Authority to host “Lunch & Learn: Doing Business with Lockheed Martin”

Jackson, Mississippi — May 20, 2016 — On May 26, Mississippi Development Authority’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program will host “Lunch & Learn: Doing Business with Lockheed Martin” for Mississippi’s small vendors and contractors. The workshop will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Mississippi State University’s Meridian Campus in the Khalmus Auditorium, located at 1000 Hwy. […]

Insitu Partners with FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at MSU

Jackson, Mississippi — May 4, 2016 — Officials from Insitu, Mississippi State University and Mississippi Development Authority participated in a ceremonial lease signing to mark the opening of Insitu’s new facility at MSU in Starkville, Mississippi. The partnership between the company and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at MSU will create […]

15 New Jobs Landing at Grenada Municipal Airport

Jackson, Mississippi — May 3, 2016 — Officials from Sunshine Aviation announce the company is creating 15 jobs and investing $50,000 in an expansion the Grenada Municipal Airport in Grenada, Mississippi. “When Mississippi’s existing businesses choose to grow their operations, it serves as a testament to our strong business climate and productive workforce. I wish […]

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016

A delegation from Mississippi will attend Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems XPONENTIAL 2016 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s XPONENTIAL 2016 conference is scheduled for May 2-5 in New Orleans, La., at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. XPONENTIAL is the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and […]
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