Business

May 14, 2018
 

Raytheon breaks ground on Ontario International Airport hangar

ONTARIO, Calif.–Raytheon and the Ontario International Airport Authority in Southern California broke ground today on a hangar that will house Raytheon’s flying testbed platform.

The RMT, a modified 727 airliner, conducts airborne test and evaluation on a variety of technologies, including radars, electro-optical/infra-red sensors, avionics and other systems.

“Tomorrow’s sensor systems are already in the sky today because of the real-world, in flight testing occurring on Raytheon’s multi-program testbed,” said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. “The groundbreaking is an important step toward housing this technological asset in Ontario, California.”

U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif, 42nd District, a lifelong resident of Riverside County, commended Raytheon’s arrival in the Inland Empire.

“The new Raytheon facility at Ontario Airport is an exciting project. I was pleased to work with others in the community to re-establish the local control of Ontario Airport.  Since the transfer, the airport has continued to pursue economic opportunities for the Inland Empire,” he said. “I’m delighted Raytheon, one of our country’s premier defense contractors whose work is vital to our national security, has decided to be an important part of fulfilling the airport’s extraordinary potential.”

The Raytheon hangar will complete construction later this year. It will staff 25 full-time employees, and at maximum capacity staff approximately 50 people for project-related work. Economic impact associated with the project ranges between $10 to 15 million a year.

Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority, welcomed the newest addition to Southern California’s fastest growing airport.

“Raytheon’s move to ONT is consistent with the Commission’s vision for the airport to be a magnet for economic development in the region – one that is low-cost, business friendly and customer focused, not to mention innovative and collaborative in its approach with airport tenants and vendors,” said Wapner.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Bell Boeing awarded $144 million for V-22 support

The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. This is an 11-month base contract with four one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania for V-22 aircraft belonging to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and...
 
 

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine awarded contract to build LCS 31

The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin Fincantieri Marinette Marine team a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to build an additional Littoral Combat Ship. LCS 31 will be built in Marinette, Wisc., at FMM, the Midwest’s only naval shipyard, and is the 16th Freedom-variant LCS ordered by the Navy to date. The team will leverage capital investment and...
 
 

Northrop Grumman awarded contract for Minuteman, Peacekeeper rocket motor aging surveillance program

Courtesy photograph Ground tests of Peacekeeper rocket motors ensure they are reliable to fly when used in a booster to launch payloads into orbit. Northrop Grumman has been awarded a follow-on contract valued up to $86 million from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Launch Systems Enterprise, Small Launch and Targets Division...