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.
Aeronautical Repair Station Association, 2022
Department of Defense
in Fiscal Year 2021
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.
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.
GILBERT, AZ (April 22, 2022) – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today marked the completion of its expansion of the Satellite Manufacturing facility at its Gilbert, Arizona campus. The expansion adds 120,000-square-feet to the existing 135,000-square-foot facility, nearly doubling the site’s production capacity to meet the company’s growing backlog of satellite orders.
Phoenix Business Journal: A United Kingdom-based company will start tearing apart airplanes in a new facility south of the Valley at the Coolidge Municipal Airport. Ecube, which has facilities in Wales and in Spain, announced this month it started its operations in Coolidge — making it the only aircraft end-of-life solutions company that operates in both Europe and North America.