Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hill Air Force Base's $1.4 billion research park under way

The $1.4 billion Falcon Hill research park moved one step closer to reality Wednesday with the groundbreaking for a building that will house engineering smarts for the nation's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program. The research park is innovative in the military environment, bringing private contractors and aerospace industries on base in a scenario that also puts military land back on the tax rolls.

ICBM maintenance is the job of the Air Force's 526th Systems Group, located on base. Support from defense contractor Northrop Grumman is just a few miles from the base, but 650 of those employees will move into a five-story, 125,000-square-foot building that will rise from where ground was broken. Deseret News