Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined R2S and state and local leaders to break ground on R2S’s new manufacturing facility in East Camden

Fort Smith, Ark. – According to the state officials, the facility will produce the Tamir missile for the Iron Dome Weapon System and its variant, the SkyHunter missile to be used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. allies.

R2S is a joint venture between Rafael Advanced Defense System and Raytheon, an RTX business.

This facility represents an investment of approximately $63 million for R2S and will create up to 60 new jobs in the region, roughly double the companies’ previous commitment.

The R2S facility will build on RTX’s existing production capacity at the Highland Industrial Park.

Company representatives joined Governor Sanders and state officials to announce the project in October 2023. 

The Governor also met with company representatives at the Paris Air Show last summer to discuss the company’s investments in Arkansas.

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