Leonardo DRS set to build new engineering/manufacturing complex in Bridgeton, MO

ARLINGTON, Va. Defense contractor Leonardo DRS will build a new engineering-development and light-manufacturing facility and offices in Bridgeton, Missouri, to accommodate its growing Land Systems business line, with a target date for the new facility of early 2020.

The new St. Louis-area space will serve as the focal point for the majority of the business unit’s development and platform systems integration activities; it will also house the business-unit headquarters, with room for leadership, management, and centralized back office.

In the buildout of the new facility, Leonardo DRS is working with the Pattonville School District by executing a formal agreement to further science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives in an extended learning opportunity (ELO) program for high school students.; creating additional learning opportunities for elementary students and faculty in the district; and shepherding mentoring and job-shadowing opportunities for high-school students.