UVision USA plans production and training center in Stafford County, Va.

UVision USA Corporation, a developer of unmanned military systems, will invest $ 2.2 million to establish a production and training center in Stafford County, Virginia. The project is expected to create 40 new jobs.

The company will lease 25,000 square feet of space at the Quantico Corporate Center to carry out contracts awarded by the US government for the manufacture and assembly of loitering ammunition and will produce its series of HERO systems, which provide state-of-the-art military equipment, to from mid-2022. .

“We are very excited to choose the Commonwealth to establish our production and training center,” said Jim Truxel, CEO of UVision USA Corporation. “We compared many sites in Maryland, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Texas, but the Stafford County site in Virginia matches our strategic growth goals and is within a short driving distance to Richmond, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Arlington. Additionally, we are in a key position to utilize access to the Port of Virginia for our international logistics. UVision USA will be an active member of the local community and we plan to network at the state level with companies in Virginia capable of producing materials for the production of the HERO family of equipment.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Stafford County, the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington and the Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia and will support job creation in UVision through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, which provides advisory and financing services to companies creating new jobs to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive to support economic development, the Virginia Jobs Investment Program lowers the human resource costs of new and expanding businesses. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program is publicly funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to improving employment opportunities for citizens. The company is also eligible to receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grants program.

“Virginia’s infrastructure networks, strong talent, and higher education and research institutions have helped advance the unmanned systems industry in the Commonwealth and beyond,” said the Secretary of Commerce and at Commerce Brian Ball. “Companies like UVision USA have recognized that Virginia is the place to be in this promising and disruptive technology sector. We thank UVision USA for their commitment to Virginia and look forward to our continued partnership.

Founded in 2019, UVision USA Corporation is a wholly owned, Israel-based UVision Air Ltd company that provides military organizations around the world with precise and efficient operational attack capabilities. UVision USA designs and manufactures intelligent defense equipment systems that utilize the integration of advanced airborne guidance and sophisticated navigation algorithms. UVision USA’s innovative and cost-effective systems are based on cutting-edge technology and a combined 30 years of extensive field experience by military professionals, engineers and its management team.

“Virginia’s economy benefits when an international company like UVision USA decides to grow,” said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority. “UVision is known the world over and needs effective access to global markets, and this is where the Port of Virginia can deliver real and measurable benefits. Our goal is to help UVision capitalize on its investment and grow. We look forward to serving as an international trade gateway for years to come. “

UVision designs, manufactures and supplies innovative, cost effective and unmanned aerial munitions systems to customers around the world. The company’s solutions are designed for unique flight qualities, advanced airborne guidance and navigation systems, precision attack munitions and C4 stations fully integrated with communications links. “We would like to thank UVision for choosing to relocate to Stafford County,” said Curry Roberts, president of the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington. “The company will be a valued member of our strong and diverse community of defense contractors. “

Milton S. Rodgers