Announcements show region's promise

Three announcements Tuesday indicate the region is showing a lot of momentum. That’s according to George Freeland, executive director of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation in Pascagoula, Miss. One was a $71.6 million...


Math and science program expands

The National Math and Science Initiative said Monday that its advanced placement program for military families is being expanded this fall to a public high school serving families stationed at Kessler Air Force Base, Biloxi, thanks to a $982,000 grant from...


Contract: Northrop, $71.6M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $71,623,427 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the modification and delivery of six vertical take-off and...


LPD leaves Pascagoula

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding's amphibious transport dock Arlington left the Pascagoula yard Friday morning, headed toward Norfolk for an April 6 commissioning. LPD 24 is a 684-foot-long vessel designed to transport up to 800...


Two Global Hawks delivered

Northrop Grumman completed early delivery of two Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. In 2012, three new Global Hawks were delivered to the Air Force and five previously delivered aircraft completed installation of additional sensors that will allow them to gather...


VT Halter Major Expansion

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Ground was broken in December on a major expansion of VT Halter Marine. The new ship repair facility will create 400 jobs at VT Halter Marine, which designs and builds ships for the military, among others. The company has three ship construction facilities, with...


Northrop reorganizes sector

Northrop Grumman designated five centers of design and integration excellence in a reorganization of the Aerospace Systems sector's manned aircraft, unmanned systems and electronic attack businesses. Current activities in Moss Point,...


Global Hawk Awarded Most Improved

The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was recently awarded the 2012 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for the most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness. Capable of flying for more than 30 hours at an altitude over...


FAA seeking UAV test sites

The federal government Thursday began to solicit proposals for six test sites where unmanned aircraft will be put through tests in preparation for their eventual integration into U.S. airspace. The six locations, which have generated interest from more than 30 states, will become the...


DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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