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Leonardo DRS to expand in Missouri

12th February 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Leonardo DRS is set to build a new engineering, development and light manufacturing facility in Bridgeton, Missouri, to accommodate its growing land systems business, the company announced on 7 February.

The company will invest in a new engineering, research and development and laboratory space that will support the majority of the business unit’s development and platform systems integration activities.  

The Leonardo DRS land systems line of business is an integrator of a wide range of systems for the US Army, Air Force and Marine Corps ground platforms, including reconnaissance and surveillance, mission support and vehicle survivability and lethality. The line of business also maintains an 85-acre heavy manufacturing campus in West Plains, Missouri.

Additionally, the new St Louis area facility will be home to the business unit headquarters, housing leadership, management and a centralised back office functionality.

The new facility is expected to be ready by early 2020.

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