R.S. Douglas writes the facility will be housed in the Reese Center research campus, where the engineering and technical services company will work to analyze sensors and other technologies for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
“We primarily provide engineering and test services to (Department of Defense) and commercial customers,” James Bolin, manager of advanced projects test and engineering sector at Wyle, said in the report.
According to the report, the company chose the new location due to West Texas’ flat terrain and similar technology and research companies operating in the area.
“Lubbock is in a large, flat area which makes it ideal for sensor testing because we don’t have any line-of-sight restrictions when we’re conducting tests,” Bolin said in the report.
The company plans to hire a full-time manager for the facility and part-time employees to work with other handful of staff coming to the site, the report said.
Douglas writes Wyle also aims to eventually use the Reese Center location for flight and drone tests.
“It’s a possibility for future development, but there are no plans for flight operations or flight tests at this time,” Bolin said in the article.