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Driving Innovation and Job Opportunities: The Thriving Defense Sector in Andalusia

Defense sector in Andalusia employs 22,000 people and generates €3.41 billion, about 30% of the national total 💼

José Carlos Gómez Villamandos, Councilor for University, Research, and Innovation, highlighted the industry’s significance during FEINDEF (Feria Internacional de Defensa y Seguridad de España). Defense is a thriving sector in Andalusia, driving innovation and creating business opportunities. It integrates experimental, business, military, and academic aspects, with five experimental centers and a high concentration of military units 🚀

The region hosts major companies like Navantia, S.A., S.M.EAirbus Defence and Space, and Santa Barbara Sistemas S.A., as well as numerous specialized SMEs and clusters. This sector’s development spans the north-south and east-west axes of Andalusia 🏭

The government aims to position #Andalusia as a leading defense technology hub by leveraging ongoing projects and fostering innovation. The #Defense sector contributes to military effectiveness, national security, crisis response, and international cooperation. It is a strategic industry that generates technological employment, sustains businesses, applies innovations to civilian sectors, and promotes stability through internationalization 🌍

Andalusia must capitalize on this moment to expand the #industry and enhance its international competitiveness, with the potential to attract investments and create startups specializing in logistics, automation, and AI applications 💪

In the image, Leopard 2A5 main battle tank during a teaching and combat demonstration. ©Bundeswehr/Modes