A 3.6-meter antenna, a component of Raytheon's Mobile Range system, is raised in the field. Various arrays of the antenna monitor aircraft and weapons performance on flight tests.

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has opened a new facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a previously announced expansion that will add 60 high-tech manufacturing jobs over the next six years.

The new, 72,000-square-foot building in the Sandia Science and Technology Park, Raytheon’s third facility in the area, will expand operations to develop and make range-monitoring and telemetry systems for the U.S. and its allies, Raytheon said.

Raytheon launched the operation in Albuquerque in 2011 when it acquired directed-energy systems provider Ktech Corp. The site supports the production of high-powered microwave technology and aircraft range-monitoring systems.

The company employs more than 350 workers in science, engineering, advanced manufacturing and management jobs at its facilities in Albuquerque and at its Diné site, on the Navajo Nation.