Aerospace and Defense Companies in Fairfax County

Facts & Stats: Leading the Industry


FY 23 federal contracts awarded to Fairfax County companies


of the top 100 global defense companies operate in Fairfax County | Defense News

4 of top 5

Fortune 500 defense and aerospace firms operate in Fairfax County


workers employed in computer and mathematical occupations and architecture and engineering occupations

World leaders in aerospace and defense soar in Fairfax County. Ready to join them?

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Fairfax County is home to some of the biggest names in the defense and aerospace industry. You’ll find companies in systems engineering, cybersecurity, and homeland security here. Each year, Fairfax County-based companies receive more federal procurement dollars and high-profile projects than any other locality in the United States. These companies take advantage of the proximity to the Pentagon and other U.S. government agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD), and NASA. Our sought-after location leads to easier access to leading customers, federal regulators, and a network of business partners.

Top Companies Choose Fairfax County

Let's talk talent: Our competitive advantage

From aeronautics to avionic companies, aerospace firms and defense contractors choose Fairfax County. Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense technology companies moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to West Falls Church-area in Fairfax County. Fairfax County is also the U.S. home to Airbus, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems. You will also find Leidos, SAIC, and General Dynamics call Fairfax County home. And, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing have a presence here. Our secret? Fairfax County offers these companies a competitive workforce and a robust talent pipeline. This includes a large pool of candidates with security clearances and an abundance of former military personnel. Whether it’s aerospace research and development or systems products or services, you’ll find the right talent in Fairfax County.

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David Kelley

David Kelley

Vice President, Business Investment