BAE Opens New Manufacturing Plant in Austin

 - October 4, 2022, 11:17 AM
BAE Systems is planning to double its workforce in Austin and its new $150 million center there is providing room to grow. (Photo: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems is expanding its innovation and manufacturing capabilities with the opening of a $150 million facility in Austin, Texas. Located at Parmer Austin Business Park, the 390,000-sq-ft facility will provide space for manufacturing, engineering design, lab work, and offices. The facility further includes expansion space for future growth.

“We are growing our business, our talent, and our brand in Central Texas,” said Dave Harrold, v-p and general manager of Countermeasure & Electromagnetic Attack Solutions at BAE Systems Electronic Systems. “Our goal is to double our workforce in Austin over the next several years.”

Nearly 700 BAE workers are based in Austin. The location will focus on a range of programs involving autonomy, cyber, and sensor development. In addition, the facility will accommodate programs surrounding the manufacturing of radio frequency and electro-optical/infrared countermeasure systems, and aircraft electrification technology.