Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Northrop lease extended

MOSS POINT, Miss. -- Jackson County has reached an agreement with Northrop Grumman to extend the lease for the Moss Point Unmanned Systems Center for eight years. The plant at Trent Lott International Airport does finishing work on the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter and fuselage work on all variants of the Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft. The plant's lease will extend to 2023, according to a press release from the office of Sen. Thad Cochran. The center opened in 2006 and employs 70 workers. (Source: Sun Herald, 11/18/15)