Lockheed Martin Breaks Ground on New Missile Facility

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Lockheed Martin and officials break ground on Missile System Integration Lab in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday, June 27, 2022. Pictured from left to right: Gov. Kay Ivey, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, Dr. Sarah Hiza, Commissioner Dale Strong, Mayor Tommy Battle.

Lockheed Martin is investing in innovation, celebrating a milestone marking continued growth, and advancing capability in North Alabama at its Huntsville campus, as the company broke ground on a new facility.

The Missile System Integration Lab (MSIL) facility will initially be used exclusively for development within Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program, based in Huntsville, as well supporting the Missile Defense Agency on its mission to protect the homeland against ballistic missile threats with a revolutionary, modern weapon system. The new MSIL is a $16.5 million Lockheed Martin investment that demonstrates the company’s commitment to the defense of the nation, to the warfighter, and to their customers.

“Lockheed Martin has had a presence in the Huntsville community since 1963, and the new facility adds to our advanced portfolio to ensure engineering rigor through ground testing and integration, validating our approach well before we flight test,” said Sarah Reeves, Vice President of the Next Generation Interceptor Program at Lockheed Martin. “The facility will be equipped with key infrastructure and communication capabilities, integrating the digital thread in all that we do and maturing the All Up Round as we prove out our design.”

Lockheed Martin is continuing to grow its large, persistent presence in Alabama – supporting key supplier outreach efforts, workforce development, and academic partnerships in the area beyond the 25 facilities in the state. The Lockheed Martin Space workforce is expected to grow by over 200 employees this year at its Huntsville and Courtland, Alabama, sites.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.