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Job Boost: Raytheon re-opening production line for SM-2 Missile

Posted at 8:38 AM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 13:13:24-04
Raytheon is already Tucson's largest private employer, but now it looks like it will be adding more jobs soon.
The company is re-opening the production line for the SM-2 Missile.
Falling demand prompted the company to shut down the line four years ago but a 650 million dollar order from  The Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea has the company resuming SM-2 production with plans to produce missiles through the year 2035.
Raytheon is not being specific about how many jobs the program will add.
Navies around the world use the SM-2 to protect warships against aircraft and anti-ship missiles.
Raytheon has been expanding its local operations since local governments took steps to protect expansion space around Raytheon's Tucson facility.