Raytheon Co. said Monday it will build its T-100 Integrated Air Training System at its shovel-ready Meridian, Miss., site.
“Our process determined that the best location for building the T-100 is Meridian, Miss.,” said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. “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 is a next-generation training solution customized to meet the Air Force’s mission requirements. It’s based on the Aermacchi M-346 and combines ground-based simulators with computerized classroom training to prepare pilots. The system will be created through a partnership with Leonardo-Finmeccanica, CAE USA, and Honeywell Aerospace.
Raytheon has been manufacturing products in Mississippi for more than 30 years. It manufactures its Active Electronically Scanned Array radars at its Forest, Miss., facility.
“Mississippi’s exciting partnership with Raytheon is one reason we are a global leader in advanced manufacturing for the defense industry,” said Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.
“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.”
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