RTX has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in East Camden, Arkansas. RXT will partner with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to invest $33 million into the project and generate 30 new jobs for the surrounding area. According to the company, this new facility, which will produce Tamir missiles, will build upon RTX’s existing production capacity in Arkansas.
In a recent quote, Jeff Shockey, senior vice president of Global Government Relations at RTX, said, “This expansion will support our ability to address the needs of both current and future customers. Thanks to the unwavering support of Governor Huckabee Sanders and the Arkansas Congressional delegation, this new facility allows us to expand our presence in Camden, leverage the established defense community and workforce, and build our capacity to support the growing needs of our global customers and eventually augment Rafael’s direct support for Israeli Defense Forces.”
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023
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