June 25, 2017
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Defense & Homeland Security

| 9/22/2016

Florida Ranks...

  • 70,000+ active duty military personnel
  • 2nd among U.S. states for space and defense systems manufacturing
  • 2nd among U.S. states for aerospace products and parts manufacturing
  • 7th among U.S. states in Department of Defense contract awards



Northrop Grumman – Planning to grow its campus at Melbourne International Airport by more than 700,000 square feet and 1,900 new employees to fulfill a multibillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Air Force to develop long-range bombers.

Lockheed Martin – Adding 130 workers in 2017 to support its role in the U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program.

Pratt & Whitney – Awarded a $1.4 billion Department of Defense contract to produce propulsion systems for F-35 Lightning II fighter-jet aircraft at its West Palm Beach plant.

Embraer – Delivering six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft built at its Jacksonville plant to the Lebanese Air Force; the package includes maintenance, training and other support.

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