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Boeing gets $1.1 billion contract to continue seeker production in Huntsville

Boing’s contract extension will continue production of seekers at the Huntsville plant into 2026.

At White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile is launched to test its long-range reliability. (Credit: U.S. Army/John ‘Drew’ Hamilton)

Boeing has received another extension to continue producing seekers for the U.S. Army’s PAC-3 missile into 2026 at the company’s Huntsville plant. 

The $1.1 billion contract will see production of approximately 1,500 more seekers, which provide guidance data to the PAC-3 interceptor, according to the company’s press release. 

Boeing received $974 million in contracts in 2020 to extend production of seekers at the Huntsville plant into 2022. 

“Boeing has produced more than 4,300 PAC-3 missile seekers since 2000 and recently completed a facilities expansion in Huntsville to accommodate future production growth,” the company said in the release. 

Boeing employs more than 3,000 Alabamians who work in several space and defense programs, including the International Space Station, Space Launch System and Ground-based Midcourse Defense missile system.

Forbes Magazine in 2020 named the Boeing Company as the highest rated defense and aerospace company by employees.

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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