RTX spokesperson Jeff Shockey (at lectern) talks about a new missile plant Raytheon-Rafael will build in East Camden, Arkansas, at a press conference Thursday. Behind him are, l to r, state Commerce Secretary Hugh McDonald, Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development director James Lee Silliman and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (Facebook screenshot)

Southeast Arkansas to be home to new $33-million missile factory

BY: - October 26, 2023

An American-Israeli joint venture will build a $33-million missile plant in Southeast Arkansas, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Thursday. The project, a partnership between Raytheon Technologies and Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, will bring 30 jobs to Arkansas, the governor said. It will start producing missiles in 2025 for the Iron Dome and the American-equivalent SkyHunter […]