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6:44 am
Mon August 31, 2009

Secretary Gates to visit Greenville Monday


Greenville – A member of the Obama Administration will make a stop in Greenville Monday.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is scheduled to stop in Greenville Monday, to tour work at the L-3 Communications Integrated Systems plant. The visit is one of a two stops at defense contractors in North Texas.

Reuters announced Gates is also scheduled to visit a Lockheed plant in Fort Worth before coming to Greenville.

While in Greenville, Gates intends to inspect the ongoing Project Liberty reconnaissance program at the facility. The L-3 Mission Integration is modifying a total of 37 Air Force MC-12Ws with sensor packages and communications systems.

L-3 announced July 22 it had delivered the first seven aircraft under phase one of Project Liberty.