Local research company SRC is planning to double its workforce in the next few years.

Starting next month, SRC will add 200 people a year over the span of five years– 1,000 people in total.

Over the last five or six years, SRC has been making major investments in it’s facilities, like their very rare test chamber.

It’s helping them develop the best radars and sensors to combat what they see as one of the biggest threats to our national security–unmanned aerial systems.

The company just won an Air Force contract to counter these drones– the latest in a series of big contracts for SRC.

“Fortunately, our investments had been maturing, the innovation that we developed matured to the point where it could be operationally fielded and that’s why we are receiving so many orders, so many awards,” said SRC CEO and president, Paul Tremont.

They are hiring more positions in human resources, financing, information technology support, among other things. They’re also hiring engineers in fields like electrical, systems and software.

Part of the growth also means the need for more space which will require new buildings, adding to SRC’s economic impact here.

To get more information or to see what positions are available, click here.