BAE Systems will cut the ribbon this afternoon on its $39 million aviation electronics center near Fort Wayne International Airport. The company plans to move all of its local operations into the new facility by mid-December.
Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and BAE executives will hold the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 334,000 square-foot facility Monday afternoon at 1:30. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will also take part in the event.
BAE is a United Kingdom-based global defense, aerospace and security company. On top of its military work, the company makes aviation electronics for customers including GE Aviation and Boeing.
The state says Indiana exports for the aircraft and spacecraft industries have grown at an average annual rate of nearly 29 percent since 2002, fueled by growth at companies including BAE, GE Aviation, Alcoa and Raytheon.