Kratos Defense & Security Solutions today formally opened its new, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City, OK.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) were on hand for the ceremony.
The company previously opened a small engineering facility in Oklahoma. The new manufacturing facility will begin producing tactical drones in the first half of next year, Eric DeMarco, the chief executive of Kratos, told Inside Defense.
The first drone is planned to come off the line between January and March, he added.
The new facility is slated to employ 350 to 400 employees within four years, according to DeMarco.