When L3Harris Technologies was looking to expand its presence, Tulsa was a given.
That’s the sentiment of L3Harris director Luke Savoie, who announced on Friday that the global aerospace and defense technology company was expanding modification and production work at its Tulsa plant.
“Tulsa is a great aerospace city,” said Savoie, president of aviation services for the Florida-based company. “The reality is that we are looking to access talent. We have excellent access to software engineering in the city of Tulsa. We have a good base of aircraft mechanics who are here.
“It’s a very, very friendly environment from a business point of view. I always say this is my happiest division to visit. When we are looking for growth, it is certainly a city that can grow with us.
In partnership with Texas-based Air Tractor, L3Harris will install specialized mission equipment, packaging and modifications to the AT-802U Sky Warden, a single-engine, turboprop aircraft designed for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other extreme combat missions. environments.
In Tulsa since 1974 and at Tulsa International Airport since 2013, L3Harris develops, maintains and operates airborne missile tracking systems in support of the Missile Defense Agency’s Airborne Sensor Program. It is a technology provider for military, government and commercial partners.