If Raytheon gets jet contract, assembly plant in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Raytheon Co . of Waltham, Massachusetts, says that if it gets an Air Force contract to build 350 training jets, its assembly plant will be in Mississippi. The company announced Monday that it has a shovel-ready site in Meridian for the plant, which spokesman B.J. Boling...

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Raytheon Co . of Waltham, Massachusetts, says that if it gets an Air Force contract to build 350 training jets, its assembly plant will be in Mississippi.

The company announced Monday that it has a shovel-ready site in Meridian for the plant, which spokesman B.J. Boling says would create hundreds of jobs.

Three other international partnerships are competing: One includes Northrop Grumman Corp. and BAE Systems of London; another incluses Boeing and Saab AB of Stockholm; the third is Lockheed Martin and Korean Aerospace Industries.

Raytheon's principal partners are Leonardo-Finmeccanica of Rome, CAE USA and Honeywell Aerospace.

Boling says in an email that the Air Force is expected to formally ask for proposals in December.

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