Raytheon to double jobs, space on Navajo Nation

Raytheon Missile Systems is doubling its workforce and manufacturing space on the Navajo Nation.

Raytheon is leasing land from Navajo Agricultural Products Industry to build missiles. The Excalibur missiles are in heavy demand by the U.S. Army for use in Iraq.

The Navajo Nation, the state of New Mexico and Raytheon are sharing the costs of a $6.8 million, 38,000-square-foot expansion of the company's manufacturing space. The growth will create about 80 new jobs and $5 million in wages.

The facility is expected to be completed by November.

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More missiles and money: Raytheon to double jobs, space on Navajo Nation (The Farmington Daily Times 8/28)

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Navajo Nation - http://www.navajo.org

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