Aviation & Defense Testing


icon-airplane-whiteYuma is home to two of the largest military installations in the Unites States . The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is the nation’s premier ground and weapons testing facility. YPG is capable of testing all series of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and has the distinguished title of logging more air flying time than other location in the world. Multiple flight and testing ranges along with a support staff of UAS personnel can accommodate any flight testing available on the market.


Marine Corps Air Station- Yuma is the country’s foremost Marine Air Base with an enlisted population of 10,000+ pilots, aviation technicians, and aeronautic mechanics. On average, 1,000 Marines exit MCAS-Yuma on annual basis with certifications and degrees in aviation maintenance and repair.

Yuma’s Defense Contractor Complex

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Governments around the world are in a constant race to stay on top of cutting edge development for the future of aviation by producing state-of-the-art stealth fighters, unmanned aerial systems, and space programs.

The Defense Contractor Complex at Yuma International Airport provides state-of-the-art facilities and first-classcustomer service for Defense Contractors who fill a vital role in developing transformative technology for the aerospace industry in today’s competitive global market.

The independent Airport Authority quickly finalizes lease and construction processes, and has a close and successful relationship with aviation/aerospace industry, defense contractors, site selection companies, and government agencies interested  in basing their operations in the DCC.

For more information on Yuma’s Aviation Testing capabilities  please visit…www.defensetesting.com

Advantages All Advantages

Military community with skilled civilian aviation workforce
2,000 square miles of restricted airspace for UAS testing and flights
Aviation Industrial Park - within Foreign Trade Zone #219, available hangars, fiberoptic broadband internet, aprons and taxiways rated for 980,000 lb aircraft, Mil-Spec security

Major Employers All Major Employers

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