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Northrop Grumman expands ABL facility

8th March 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Northrop Grumman has commenced rocket motor production at its new modernised tactical motor manufacturing facility at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) in West Virginia, the company announced on 5 March.

The new multi-building facility includes more than 50,000sq ft of manufacturing space built on previously undeveloped property on ABL’s 1,600 acre campus.

The new plant will support increasing demand for rocket motors across the US military services – particularly insensitive munitions rocket motors for the US Army.

Pat Nolan, VP, missile products, Northrop Grumman, said: ‘We’ve created a flexible and efficient production line that leverages lean manufacturing techniques and will help lower production costs.

‘We intend to continue our investments in rocket motor technologies that make our warfighters safer, as well as enhancing the safety and efficiency in our production facilities so we can continue to deliver the capacity and cutting-edge technology that our military services need to execute their missions.’

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