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defense & aerospace

Companies that require privacy, security, STEM talent, and a range of outdoor temperatures and testing conditions have found the Upper Peninsula an ideal place to do business. A number of prime and tier one suppliers that support the U.S. defense industry appreciate the Upper Peninsula’s remote location, business-friendly environment, and easy access to university research and talent.

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From high performance printed circuit boards that are found in rockets and satellites, to ground vehicle testing and signature modeling and simulation, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a prime location for defense innovation.

Michigan Tech is a driving force in defense innovation and technology development. University alumni oversee critical Department of Defense units such as TARDEC and Homeland Security. Current faculty and students research such areas as explosive hazard detection, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, nanosatellites, and digital environments.

Over 17 engineering firms and advance manufactures design, prototype and manufacture for aerospace projects.

Defense contractors utilize our regions ground testing facilities including nationally renowned winter testing.

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