Defense industry companies provide governments with military capabilities across the naval, land, aerospace, and electronic systems domains in support of current and future defense and military requirements (Women in the Security Profession, 2017)

  • $116,483 Average salary
  • 89% Of Men Make Up This Industry
  • 11% Of Women Make Up This Industry

History & Future



Simulating fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft, designing autonomous and connected aircraft requires simulation, optimizing maintenance, repair and overhaul using simulation, opportunity in big data and AI integration

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The defense sector has been responsible for many ground-breaking technological advances, from the internet and computers to drones and GPS. Over the years, western nations have invested heavily in R&D to keep one step ahead of the adversary and gain first-mover advantage. But today, a combination of military budget restrictions and the exponential growth of technology companies has left defense trailing the civilian world in terms of R&D. Consequently, defense organizations need to be attuned to emerging innovations emanating from outside the defense sector and embrace them as early as possible. The future of defense over the connected, instantly informed, and automated enterprise horizons will likely involve technologies such as 5G, Edge computing, The internet of things (IoT), and Robotics.

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