- This expansion will be used for Elbit Systems of America growth in the Ground Combat Vehicle market, creating a Ground Combat Vehicle Assembly and Integration Center of Excellence, with plans to add additional manufacturing capabilities
- 300 new jobs, $380 million economic impact expected
- Expands the U.S. industrial base capabilities and capacity
- This new facility will support assembly and integration of a multi-year United States Government-funded contract to provide state-of-the-art Mobile Artillery systems to the Israeli Defense Forces
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Nov. 9, 2021 – Elbit Systems of America is establishing a new, 135,000-square-foot facility to be located at Crosspoint at Palmetto Commerce Park in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility will house the company’s Ground Combat Vehicle Assembly and Integration Center of Excellence, allowing the company a greater capacity to support its customers. Operations are expected to begin by the third quarter of 2022.
In support of contracts awarded to Elbit Systems of America by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) for the supply of automatic self-propelled howitzer gun systems to the Israeli Defense Forces, the company identified 280 suppliers across South Carolina to provide materials and services to support this effort.
The company also plans to base the assembly and integration efforts of other future programs for both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security at the facility.
“This is an exciting milestone for Elbit America, building on decades of investment and growth in the U.S. defense market,” said Elbit Systems of America President & CEO Raanan Horowitz. “Establishing this facility is part of a strategy to increase Elbit System’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. and contribute to strengthening America’s defense industrial base. We selected South Carolina due to its strong support for economic development, the availability of skilled workforce and the existence of a robust supply chain.”
This activity is a clear indicator of Elbit Systems of America’s growth and its commitment to Service Members and customers. Elbit America currently operates multiple facilities in seven states with more than 3,300 employees, including 700 engineers, making significant investments in internally funded research and development and organic engineering and manufacturing capabilities. We actively partner with academic institutions, large and small businesses, and customers to advance capabilities and deliver innovation.