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Northrop Grumman expansion to bring 500 more jobs to Huntsville

The new jobs will be primarily in the engineering field and will support the U.S. Air Force’s ground-based defense program.

Northrop Grumman's manufacturing facility in Huntsville. (VIA NORTHROP GRUMMAN)

Another 500 jobs are heading to the Huntsville area, thanks to an expansion by Northrop Grumman to accommodate work it’s doing as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program. 

Northrop has already started hiring for the positions, which will mostly be engineers, and announced Tuesday the opening of a new facility located within Research Park in Huntsville where much of the work will take place. 

“I’m thrilled that Northrop Grumman will be building on its already large presence in Huntsville while also advancing a strategic national defense priority,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “By selecting Alabama’s ‘Rocket City,’ Northrop Grumman has picked the ideal location to carry out this important national security mission, and the company’s growth plans represent welcome news for Huntsville and for all of the state.”

Northrop already employs approximately 2,000 people in the Huntsville area, and the project could potentially exceed 500 additional employees, company officials said Tuesday.

Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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