WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University’s economic impact on the state of Indiana continues to grow. Because of this, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and state officials joined Purdue’s on October 13 to celebrate the opening of the Saab facility in West Lafayette.

The multi-million dollar facility in the Discovery Park District next to the Purdue campus supports the production of the US Air Force’s next-generation T-7A jet trainer. At full capacity by 2027, Saab will employ over 300 people at the West Lafayette facility. The facility, announced in May 2018, opened on the West Lafayette site earlier this year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the opening until last week.

Saab is part of Purdue’s rapidly growing defense research and technology ecosystem that has plans for the world’s only Mach 8 HYPULSE wind tunnel and a …

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