Orlando Sentinal reports on local defense industry

The Orlando Sentinel writes an article about the posture of the local defense industry and how they are benefiting from the current high defense spending. See the article here. Lockheed Martin has a major presence in Orlando. Much of this started in World War II where Florida was used as a major aviation training base. Lockheed makes radars and missiles in their local plant. The Army’s Program Executive Office (Simulations, Training and Instrumentation) (PEO(STRI) is located in the Orlando area as well. This organization develops and buys simulators and training aids. With the continued focus on training with the aids of simulators that business may see continued growth as well.

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