Raytheon announced it will expand its Indianapolis facility and add approximately 250 jobs to support its work in depot and modernization services. The facility, which already employs 1,000 people, also develops soldier-worn computers, provides weapons system sustainment, supply chain management and systems engineering among other services to commercial and military customers.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Indianapolis Deputy Mayor Adam Collins joined Raytheon officials for the announcement and viewed several of the innovative solutions that Raytheon develops for its military customers. The facility has a storied history as the Indianapolis Naval Ordnance plant prior to its acquisition by Raytheon.
“The work Raytheon does in Indianapolis supports some of the most critical missions for the U.S. military and for our allies around the world,” said Dave Wajsgras, President of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “We have an exceptionally talented and committed team here. We will continue to draw upon the highly skilled and motivated workforce that Indiana has to offer. The partnership we enjoy with the State of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis is yet another reason we’re moving forward to expand our presence in the region.”
“Raytheon’s announcement places the development of key national security technology squarely in Indiana,” said Pence. “We’re currently witnessing major players in the global defense and aerospace sectors growing in the state. Raytheon’s leadership told us last summer that their Indiana operations were strong. Now it’s clear that this team of Hoosiers will only be growing stronger, delivering critical results for our nation’s military, security and intelligence interests.”
“Indianapolis is quickly becoming a serious competitor in the technology sector, and Raytheon’s expansion represents an investment in that trend,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “More and more, businesses are choosing to grow in Indianapolis, and that positive development improves the quality of life enjoyed by residents.”
The announcement represents a 25 percent increase in the number of Raytheon employees at the Indianapolis facility and the largest expansion of the workforce since Raytheon took over the site in 1998. Work at the facility will focus on areas of depot support such as modernizing and upgrading the capabilities of military platforms, systems engineering and systems installation as well as depot support services for the full life cycle support of products and systems.