Defense & Aviation



Yuma is home to two of the largest military installations in the United 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.

The Defense Contractor Complex at Yuma International Airport provides state-of-the-art facilities and first-class customer 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.


Major Aerospace and Defense companies in the 4Front:

  • Northrup Grumman
  • Rolls Royce (NATEC)
  • Schweizer
  • Sikorsky
  • United Space Alliance
  • Trax International
  • BAE Industries
  • Battelle
  • Bell Helicopters
  • Boeing Helicopters
  • Boeing/