Anduril Industries will invest $60 million and create 180 new jobs in Fulton County
Anduril Industries, a defense technology company specializing in building advanced technology for the U.S. and allied military, will invest $60 million in a new manufacturing and research facility in Atlanta, creating more than 180 new jobs in the county of Fulton over the next three years.
“Home to some of the nation’s top research universities, colleges and technical colleges, as well as large active military and veteran populations, Georgia is well established as an aerospace and defense leader,” the governor said. Kemp. “Our highly skilled workforce will ensure Anduril Industries thrives here in Peach State as they develop the technology that will help sustain the strongest US armed forces in the world.”
Anduril’s new office in Atlanta will house Area-I, a Georgian manufacturer of advanced unmanned aircraft systems. Anduril acquired Area-I in 2021 and the company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Anduril. The new facility is located at 1435 Hills Place Northwest in Atlanta and includes more than 180,000 square feet of industrial buildings that are transformed into mixed-use office, research and development, manufacturing and production space spread over two buildings.
Area-I recruits for various engineering disciplines including aerospace, mechanical, software, electrical, and systems for research and development. The increase in production space will make it possible to hire more qualified technicians in mechanics and avionics. Interested persons can learn more about working at Anduril & Area-I at www.anduril.com/careers.
“We are proud to continue to play an active role in Atlanta’s growing technology and defense community. Atlanta has a highly skilled and educated workforce in aerospace, engineering and robotics,” said Matt Grimm, COO of Anduril. “By increasing our presence in Georgia, we can continue to attract world-class talent that will support our mission to transform the defense capabilities of the United States and our allies.”
Aerospace products are Georgia’s top export — $9.19 billion in 2021 — and the state’s second-largest manufacturing industry, generating an economic impact of $57.5 billion. Home to more than 800 aerospace companies, Georgia maintains a strong aerospace education pipeline, with a dozen high schools offering training in the field, five technical colleges with aviation programs, and several universities offering degrees in aerospace engineering.
“Atlanta continues to attract global companies looking to fuel their growth through our highly skilled and diverse ecosystem of technology and innovation talent,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. “We welcome Auduril and look forward to them putting down deep roots in our city to create new jobs for more residents and additional investment in our communities. »
“Anduril Industries’ announcement is a big deal,” said Robb Pitts, chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. “It’s a testament to the diversity of people, communities and industries that make Fulton County such a desirable place for world-class companies like Anduril to invest and grow.”
“Anduril’s decision to invest in a new manufacturing and research facility in Atlanta is great news, and they are a welcome addition to our thriving knowledge-based business community,” said Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Our region has a long and proud history in the aerospace and defense industry, and Anduril will benefit from the innovative cluster of software, hardware and engineering-focused companies in the heart of the Atlanta metro area. . Congratulations to everyone who played a role in this decision.
Project Manager Kasey Smith represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce Team on this competitive project in partnership with Select Fulton, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Invest Atlanta, Georgia Aerospace Industry Team Center of Innovation and Georgia Power.
“Anduril Industries is a perfect fit for Georgia’s advanced aerospace and manufacturing ecosystems, and Area-I’s existing relationships, talent and history will provide a solid foundation for the company’s first steps in Georgia,” said said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Area-I has over a decade of history with the Georgia Center of Innovation, and the company is a longtime member of the team’s Unmanned Systems Task Force. We are excited to see how Anduril Industries will take Area-I to new heights, and we are grateful that the company has chosen Georgia to create innovative opportunities that attract and retain talent.
About Anduril Industries
Anduril Industries is a defense technology company whose mission is to transform US and allied military capabilities through advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology and business model of the most innovative companies of the 21st century to the defense industry, Anduril is changing the way military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s system family is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that transforms thousands of data streams into a real-time 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion and networking technologies to the military within months , not in a few years. For more information, visit www.anduril.com.