Updated September 18, 2019

Lockheed Martin chose a site in north Alabama as the flagship location for its hypersonics program, which will include a new production facility and nearly 275 new jobs.

The project will included two new buildings at its Courtland facility in Lawrence County for the assembly, integration and testing of hypersonics programs.

Management and the engineering workforce for the program will be based in Huntsville. 

Overall, 72 new jobs are expected in Courtland and 200 new positions are expected in Huntsville over the next three years.

The Alabama Department of Commerce said additional job growth is expected. 

Lockheed Martin already employs more than 2,000 people in the state.

The company has partnerships with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and DARPA on hypersonic systems.