Raytheon Opens Redstone Facility with Eye on February Date for First SM-6 Integration

November 26, 2012

Raytheon held ribbon cutting ceremonies for its new $75 million missile integration and testing facility at Redstone Arsenal Monday. Now, company officials said, it's time to get to work.

Integration and testing on the first SM-6 - the largest missile ever produced for the U.S. Navy - is expected to be complete by February 2013. The smaller missile, the SM-3, will follow in the next quarter. The work will take place at the new 70,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility located on Redstone Arsenal.

"With its wealth of talent, Huntsville was a natural choice for us to build one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world," said William Swanson, chairman and CEO of Raytheon. "By working together, we know our success will contribute to the safety of our country and our allies."

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