Aviation & Defense Testing

Aerospace & Defense Advantages

  • 1,000+ exiting Marine avionics technicians and maintenance repair mechanics per year
  • Military community with skilled civilian aviation workforce
  • #1 UAS testing site in the world, capable of testing all 5 classes of Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • 2,000 square miles of restricted airspace for UAS testing and flights
  • Aviation Industrial Park with access to aprons, taxiways, and runways
  • The most highly instrumented helicopter armament test range in the Department of Defense
  • Shared Use Airfield with FAA certified Yuma International Airport Foreign Trade Zone #219
  • No noise or encroachment issues
  • Clean desert air, low humidity, 350 sunny days every year
  • Within a two day truck haul of all primary suppliers on the west coast
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Yuma
  • Low interest financing programs (Municipal Bonds, IDA and New Market Tax Credits)
  • Multiple flight and testing ranges