BAE Systems' new site in Parmer Austin Business Park will be able to house more than 1,400 employees and will include engineering, manufacturing, laboratory, and office space to primarily support U.S. Department of Defense customers. (Photo: BAE Systems)
BAE Systems, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense technology companies, announced on Tuesday, August 11 that it's expanding operations in Austin, with a new major campus development in the Parmer Austin Business Park. This move was assisted by the Austin Chamber's economic development initiative, Opportunity Austin.
This expansion allows the company to expand their workforce, with the capacity to grow to 1,400 employees. The company evaluated multiple sites in Texas and out of state but ultimately decided on the Parmer Austin Business Park.
“This expansion will continue our longstanding legacy of innovation in Austin, while also preparing us for our projected engineering and manufacturing growth,” said Dave Harrold, Vice President and General Manager of Countermeasure & Electromagnetic Attack Solutions at BAE Systems.
“Austin is an ideal location to attract the talent we need to deliver the latest capabilities to our customers.”
The job types at the state-of-the-art facility will include a wide range of engineering disciplines, advanced manufacturing technical operations, and support staff.
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“We greatly value the presence BAE Systems has in our community and are pleased to see them continue to expand with this significant new campus. As leaders in aerospace and security innovation, they hold a key position in our local industry ecosystem,” said Austin Chamber/Opportunity Austin SVP Economic Development, Charisse Bodisch.
“BAE System’s commitment to build a new facility, retain current employees and create new jobs place the Austin region on an upward trajectory of economic recovery.”
The new facility is located near the U.S. Army’s Futures Command, as well as the Austin Capital Factory, which is central to the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Austin. BAE Systems is a member of the Capital Factory’s Innovation Council and collaborates with startups and small businesses to accelerate the development of new defense technology for America’s military.