Leonardo-DRS Bids to Build Aircraft (750 High-wage full-time jobs in Alabama)

Leonardo-DRS Bids to Build Aircraft (750 High-wage full-time jobs in Alabama)


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Leonardo-DRS Bids to Build Aircraft (750 High-wage full-time jobs in Alabama)
WLTZ-TV ^ | March 30, 2017

Posted on 03/30/2017 5:32:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

TUSKEGEE, AL COULD LAND AIRCRAFT PLANT IF GLOBAL AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE FIRM WINS T-100 CONTRACT WITH U.S. AIR FORCE

Macon County, AL (WSFA) – Leonardo-DRS has submitted a bid in the U.S. Air Force competition to assemble T100 aircraft at Tuskegee, Alabama’s Moton Airfield.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the bid on Thursday.

He said if the global aerospace and defense firm wins, the advanced assembly center would create 750 high-wage, full-time jobs over a 10-year ramp-up period.

The project would begin in 2019 and the total investment in the T-100 project’s buildings, infrastructure and equipment could reach $250 million.

Leonardo’s twin-engine T-100 is used to train pilots around the world to fly next-generation fighter aircraft.

The winner will be announced sometime between September 30th and December 30th.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: aircraft; airforce; alabama; trump


To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s long past time to replace the aging T-38s.

2 posted on 03/30/2017 5:38:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tuskegee eh?

3 posted on 03/30/2017 5:41:58 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don’t pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.)

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