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AT THE FOREFRONT OF AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

As the home to industry giants leading in aircraft testing and development, Arizona is at the forefront of the aerospace & defense industry. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, a longstanding commitment to supporting the U.S. military and a business-friendly environment, top companies come to Arizona to develop advanced solutions and drive innovation.

Industry highlights
#1
concentration for guided missile and space vehicle manufacturing

Lightcast, 2022

Top 2
aviation maintenance economic activity

MRO, 2021 Report

TOP 5
largest employment in A&D manufacturing

Lightcast, 2022

TOP 5
A&D manufacturing attractiveness

PWC, 2021

$11.4 billion

Department of Defense
Contracts
in Fiscal Year 2021

STRATEGIC U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS

Arizona’s strong military presence is vital to the state’s private A&D industry, with six major military installations and four National Guard operations across the state.

$3 billion

Optics industry

OPTICS VALLEY

Optics and photonics have long been a key piece of modern innovation, and Optics Valley in the Tucson region is a hub for developing and producing some of the largest, most advanced telescope mirrors.

EDUCATING
THE FUTURE

Arizona universities facilitate cutting-edge research and world-class programs, developing a highly skilled workforce.

 

A&D INTERACTIVE
DATABASE

Search more than 1,250 Arizona companies in the aerospace and defense supply chain by size, industry, certification, and products and services.

 

ARIZONA SUCCESS STORIES

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Our mission is to create innovative solutions to make the world a safer place, and Arizona provides both the talent and the environment that enables us to continue to grow and achieve that mission.


Wes Kremer, President
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

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Arizona is proud to provide a platform for pioneers like Raytheon Missiles & Defense to grow and thrive. With nearly 13,000 employees and a statewide network of more than 500 suppliers, the high-tech powerhouse contributes $2.6 billion annually to the state’s economy, an impact that has grown by more than $500 million in the last three years. Arizona’s top talent, commitment to keeping taxes low and regulation light, and strategic geographic location have earned the state a reputation as a leading hub for advanced manufacturing.

Arizona offers programs designed to

ENHANCE THE SUCCESS OF A&D COMPANIES

 

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News & Events

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Gulfstream Aerospace Announces Aircraft Service Facility In Mesa

November 09, 2021

MESA, AZ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today it will build a new aircraft service center in Mesa. Gulfstream’s first facility in Arizona will expand the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the region, creating hundreds of jobs. The sustainable facility is expected to open in 2023.

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CP Technologies Opens New CP North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Prescott, Arizona

June 09, 2021

PRESCOTT, AZ — CP Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom rugged computer hardware, announced today it opened the newly constructed CP North American headquarters at 2620 Deep Well Ranch Rd. in Prescott, Arizona in a ribbon cutting ceremony held today. The 50,000 square-foot facility is home to the CP North America family of brands including CP Technologies, CP Aeronautics and CP Systems.

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