BAE Systems opens new Space Coast office for UAS, NASA support

MELBOURNE, Fla., 26 Oct. 2009. BAE Systems relocated its Space Coast Operations from Satellite Beach, Fla., to Melbourne, Fla., and has already started hiring additional employees to help service U.S. space and military systems.

MELBOURNE, Fla., 26 Oct. 2009. BAE Systems relocated its Space Coast Operations from Satellite Beach, Fla., to Melbourne, Fla., and has already started hiring additional employees to help service U.S. space and military systems.

Company officials say the new facility, at 3060 Venture Lane, specializes in engineering services for technical support for unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), telecommunications and information technology; and treaty monitoring; and program management and integrated logistics support for military and government agencies worldwide. Its customers include Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

"We're proud to be a vital and growing part of the Space Coast community," says Roger Hornsby, manager of Space Coast Operations for BAE Systems. "Our local roots run deep, with most of our employees having lived in Brevard County for more than 20 years, many serving in the military while stationed at Patrick."

BAE Systems employs 80 people at the company's Space Coast Operations and expects to hire about 40 network design engineers and installation technicians over the next year. These employees will support customers locally and around the world.

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