From 1969 to 1991, Grumman assembled a total of 712 F-14 Tomcats in Calverton. The F-14 Tomcat, one of the greatest fighter jets the world has ever seen, was deployed to protect our democracy and freedom. Today, Calverton Aviation & Technology LLC, or CAT, is proposing to restore that proud heritage.
Now before the Town of Riverhead is a $40 million offer from CAT to acquire property at the former Navy/ Grumman Test Facility. If the offer is accepted, CAT will use the property to create an ecosystem of public, private, community, and educational institutions focusing on high technology research, development, and manufacturing in aviation and related industries.
This will not only restore Calverton as a center of innovation, but will create numerous quality, high paying jobs and power an economic resurgence that will have an incredibly positive impact on Riverhead’s businesses, schools, community organizations, and cultural institutions.
We are excited by the prospects, and we hope you are too!