November 1, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Terma North America Expands Into Huntsville

 

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Terma North America, the U.S. subsidiary of Denmark-based aerospace, defense and security company Terma, has expanded into Huntsville.

The company has established a business unit here called Joint and Land Systems to support opportunities in the Department of Defense's battle management arena.

The unit will temporarily be at the Lockhheed Martin campus on Bradford Drive in the Battle Management Technology Center, and its staff includes Bobby Dodd, director of Joint and Land Systems, and a senior software engineer.

"In 18 months, we plan to expand and open our own office in (Cummings) Research Park," said Dodd. "Our intention is to increase the staff with three to five engineers in the next year."

Steve Gress, president and CEO of Arlington, Va.-based Terma North America, said Huntsville is an ideal place for the company to have a presence with its battle management line of business.

"It provides us the ability to be close to the customer," he said. There are more than 260 companies in the Huntsville area that provide defense-related services.

Terma develops products and systems for defense, nondefense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems and advanced aerostructures for the international aircraft industry. Besides the United States, the company has subsidiaries and operations in the Netherlands, Germany and Singapore.

A major U.S. operations facility is in Warner Robins, Ga., which maintains business with the Air Force providing electronic warfare systems. Other Terma North America offices are in Fort Worth, Texas, and Portsmouth, Va.

Plans are to grow the Huntsville unit to the size of the Warner Robins operation, where there are 35 employees, Dodd said.



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