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Utah’s core aerospace and defense competencies include design, composites manufacturing, software and control systems, sophisticated testing, and repair and maintenance. All of these support regional and national air service as well as advanced space systems.

Thanks to research universities such as Utah State University, our state leads the nation in aerospace technology development. In addition to cutting-edge programs at Hill Air Force Base, Utah also hosts high-tech military testing at Dugway Proving Grounds and various developments at the Utah Unmanned Aerial Systems test center.

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By the Numbers

As of last year, Utah’s aerospace industry accounted for 944 establishments and 31,390 employees.


PwC ranks Utah No. 4 in the nation for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness


Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield is home to the F-35 Lightning II program

On the Map

Utah consistently attends and exhibits at AUVS, CAMX and the Paris Air Show.


Aerospace companies piloted Utah’s groundbreaking pathways program to fill jobs.

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