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Infographic: The Aerospace & Defense Industry in Arkansas

 June 07, 2019
The Aerospace and Defense industry is a major part of the Arkansas economy. Our workforce is strong, with multiple major companies operating here, including Lockheed Martin, Dassault Falcon, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Raytheon Missile Systems, General Dynamics, and others. The state is also home to five military installations, including the Little Rock Air Force Base which employs more than 7,500 active-duty military and civilian members. 

To support this workforce, Arkansas has become a leader in aerospace education, offering a wide variety of certification programs and degrees. Students can participate in career training programs focused on aerospace technology and manufacturing, become a professional pilot, obtain four-year degrees in aviation and engineering, and even earn their master’s degree or Ph.D. Our training programs are rapidly evolving to accommodate the challenges of today’s world. Arkansas is quickly becoming a hub for cyber-security education as the demand for cyber-security roles grows within the industry here.

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