Lockheed Martin broke ground on a new facility in North Alabama at its Huntsville campus.
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 and supporting the Missile Defense Agency on the mission to protect against ballistic missile threats. The new MSIL is a $16.5 million Lockheed Martin investment.
“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 presence in Alabama – supporting 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 more than 200 employees this year at its Huntsville and Courtland, Alabama, sites.