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BAE Systems Completes Austin Manufacturing Center

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN, Texas—BAE Systems has completed construction of the company's new manufacturing center in Austin.

The plant will produce an array of technologies for the global defense, aerospace, and security company's Electronic Systems sector.

“This event marks the Austin campus' birth as a manufacturing center of excellence with the capability to build many of our electronic systems and products at a higher rate with a lower cost than ever before, making us more competitive in the defense market,” said Lisa Aucoin, director of Integrated Vision Solutions at BAE Systems, in a prepared statement. “This new facility will enable us to quickly produce and deliver next generation electronic systems directly to our warfighters.”

Technology manufactured in Austin include circuit card assemblies for the company's Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System and Laser Target Locator Module, two of its defense contracts.

The facility also will produce advanced network communication systems, precision landing systems, and an array of thermal imaging systems such as thermal weapon sights, which provide enhanced day and night surveillance and targeting capability.

The company currently employs about 525 people in Austin.