Defense companies in Georgia benefit from a strong military presence in the state and a robust manufacturing industry across multiple sectors. We are ranked 12th in Department of Defense spending nationwide, with the majority of the spending allocated to professional services like scientific research, engineering, and construction. Locating or expanding your company in Georgia provides you with a highly-skilled workforce, and the resources needed to get connected.
Georgia Defense Exchange - shop your next defense contractOur directory provides detailed company profiles and contract histories. Search new opportunities, research existing contracts, and connect to new business partners through the Georgia Defense Exchange. Once your online account is approved, you will be able to communicate and collaborate with other companies on the list. A few of the leading defense contractors located in Georgia are: Lockheed Martin, Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. ACC Construction Co Inc, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and S&K Aerospace. In January 2023, Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded a $1,600,000,000 modification to a contract for research, engineering, science and technology, analysis, test and fundamental technology research for state-of-the-art systems, operations, hardware and software, and associated technology creation and transition efforts. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 17, 2028. Also, ACC Construction Co. Inc., Augusta, Georgia, was awarded a $99,612,848 firm-fixed-price contract to construct an Advanced Battle Management System family of systems hangar complex. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 27, 2026.
Top Georgia Defense Contractors, FY 16
|Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment
Military Presence in Georgia
|Est. Annual Exiters
|Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield
|Home of the 3rd Infantry Division and the Army's longest runway on the East Coast
|Ft. Moore, formerly Ft. Benning
|Maneuver Center of Excellence and Home of the Infantry and East Coast home to Trident nuclear-powered submarines
|Ft. Eisenhower, formerly Ft. Gordon
|Home of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
|Home to the 23rd Wing and 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing
|Home of Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, the 78th Air Base Wing, and more than 60 other units
|Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base
|East Coast home to Trident nuclear-powered submarines
|Dobbins Air Reserve Base*
|Home of the 94th Airlift Wing
|Marine Corps Logistics Base
|Home to Marine Corps Logistics Command and Marine Depot Maintenance Command/Production Plant Albany
*Data for Dobbins Air Reserve Base represent annual exits for 2018
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