COURTLAND, Alabama – Lockheed Martin today announced plans to make North Alabama its flagship location for work on hypersonic programs, with plans to open a new production facility and hire nearly 275 people, including engineers.
At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Lockheed Martin said it will add two new buildings at its Courtland facility for the assembly, integration and testing of hypersonics programs. The company said it will locate the management and engineering workforce for these programs in Huntsville.
The move means 72 new jobs in Courtland and 200 new positions in Huntsville over the next three years. Additional job growth is expected.
“The decision to bring hypersonic manufacturing to this region would not have been possible without the support of the State of Alabama, our local partners including Lawrence and Madison counties, the cities of Courtland and Huntsville and Tennessee Valley Authority as well as those elected representatives in Congress,” said Scott Keller, vice president and general manager for Strategic and Missile Defense for Lockheed Martin.