Lockheed Opens New Facility to Increase Advanced Missile Production

This is the second expansion at the site since the company announced a $142 million investment in June 2019.

From Left, Mike Preston, Arkansas Commerce Secretary; Jen McManus, Vice President Of Production Operations, Lockheed Martin; Scott Greene, Executive Vice President, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson; Brenda Davidson, Vice President Of PAC-3 Programs, Lockheed Martin; Brigadier General Frank J. Lozano, Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space; and Aaron Huckaby, Camden Site Director, Lockheed Martin.
From Left, Mike Preston, Arkansas Commerce Secretary; Jen McManus, Vice President Of Production Operations, Lockheed Martin; Scott Greene, Executive Vice President, Missiles and Fire Control, Lockheed Martin; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson; Brenda Davidson, Vice President Of PAC-3 Programs, Lockheed Martin; Brigadier General Frank J. Lozano, Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space; and Aaron Huckaby, Camden Site Director, Lockheed Martin.
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Lockheed Martin yesterday opened a new All-Up Round III (AUR III) facility at Camden Operations in Arkansas. The 85,000-square-foot expansion supports increased production capacity for the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE), the world’s most advanced air defense missile, according to the company.

A ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by Department of Defense officials and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, celebrated the second expansion in Camden since a $142 million investment announcement in June 2019. The award-winning Camden facility contributes components and performs final assembly for several key Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Precision Fires products.

Lockheed Martin has steadily increased production numbers of PAC-3 MSE since achieving a full rate production decision in 2018, currently producing more than 300 PAC-3 MSEs each year and expecting to increase to 500 PAC-3 MSEs.

An evolution of the battle-proven PAC-3 CRI, the PAC-3 MSE boasts a dual-pulse solid rocket motor, providing increased performance in altitude and range to defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft.

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