Raytheon plans to hire more than 150 new workers for its defense electronics manufacturing plant in Forest, Miss. as the company plans to expand the site by more than 20,000 square feet.
The 340,000-square-foot facility increased its fighter jet radar production by 10 times in 2013 and also delivered more than 500 Active Electronically Scanned Array aircraft radars to military customers, Raytheon said Monday.
“Forest will be expanded to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare markets,” said Rick Yuse, Raytheon’s space and airborne systems president.
Yuse, along with other company and state officials such as Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, announced the expansion plan during a Veterans Day ceremony at the plant.