Defense Contractors

Defense contractors in Georgia are able to compete for government contracts and maintain the competitive advantage of employing a highly-skilled and trained workforce thanks to a strong military presence, a partnership with the U.S. Air Force and an outstanding education system.



The Air Force and the Army award the largest defense contracts to Georgia companies.

The Army and Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) usage is more than 1 million hours. LEARN MORE.
Eight of the top 10 defense contractors in the nation have operations in Georgia.


Defense industry businesses in Georgia also enjoy these benefits:

  • Access to modeling and simulation, and robotics courses for prospective defense contractor employees at Columbus State University.
  • Certification in nine defense technology areas, including modeling and simulation via Georgia Tech’s Defense Technology Program.
  • Close proximity to Robins Air Force Base and the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
  • Quick and easy access to vital ocean training and weapons systems training areas.
  • Swift and efficient transport of defense goods to both domestic and international customers.
  • Maintain a competitive advantage with a highly-skilled workforce of former military personnel ready for virtually all defense related areas.
  • Access to AIM Academy, a 2,300 acre military/paramilitary training facility for testing products.



Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics (Gulfstream), Raytheon, BAE Systems, United Technologies (Pratt & Whitney), L-3 Communications, and SAIC all have operations in Georgia. Other notable Georgia defense companies include Heckler & Koch, Glock, Daniel Defense, and others.

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