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Oklahoma – Defending the Nation

Oklahoma has been a key player in the defense and homeland security industry since World War II. With the largest DOD air depot, a central location and strong military presence, Oklahoma offers defense companies the expertise and strategic advantage necessary for success.

Meet the Oklahoma Team

Oklahoma is committed to helping your company achieve success in our state. The Oklahoma Team offers the highest quality, one-stop professional assistance to make that happen.

Hopper Smith, Brigadier General, ARNG (Ret.)
Hopper Smith, Brigadier General, ARNG (Ret.)
State Director of Aerospace + Defense
Oklahoma’s defense expertise extends well beyond traditional defense.

Find and connect with Oklahoma aerospace and defense companies. Use our free map powered by Sustainment Technologies to locate new customers and suppliers. 

Oklahoma’s defense expertise extends well beyond traditional defense.

Monday, Oct. 11
2 to 5 p.m.
Booth #3802

Join the Oklahoma Defense Team, Oklahoma Defense Industry Association and our partners for a reception during the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition.

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FISTA Innovation Park

James Taylor

FISTA Innovation Park located in Lawton Fort Sill, Oklahoma is quickly establishing itself as an ecosystem of innovation and growth in research and development as well as science and technology. The FISTA’s mission not only supports the U.S. Army’s requirements in rapid modernization, technology gap fills, and shortfalls but enables future concept development, prototyping and production through military touchpoints. The new influx of talent and high-tech activity will enable the FISTA Innovation Park to become a center of excellence in technological innovation, STEM education, business incubation, and workforce development for the greater region. Go FISTA!!!
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The University of Oklahoma

Shad Satterthwaite, Director of Executive Business Programs in Aerospace and Defense

The University of Oklahoma’s Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense program is specifically designed to develop the managerial and leadership skills of the aerospace and defense workforce, including those without a business education. The curriculum, developed and taught by industry leaders and renowned OU faculty, provides students the strength of synthesizing concepts and integrative thinking between aerospace and defense functions and business.


12-month program, 32 credit hours
Designed for professionals working in the A&D industry
Hybrid program with 20 credit-hours taught online
A one-week study abroad or Washington DC experience
Small, 20-person cohorts

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Oklahoma Defense Industry Association

Allyson Carson, Membership & Development Director

ODIA is creating an ecosystem where leaders in government, industry, and academia can collaborate and work together to offer solutions while advancing the national security and defense needs of the state and nation. Oklahoma’s defense industry thrives because of our communities, schools, financial institutions, and universities. ODIA is about growing the ecosystem where our installations, industry, workforce, and research institutions grow and thrive together.

United Dynamics

Glenn Davis, COO
Jeff Carter, Director DoD Programs

Founded in 1993, United Dynamics is a Certified HUBZone Small Business. We are an aerospace and defense engineering, design, and manufacturing firm located near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma with documented experience providing a variety of components for DoD weapons platforms and DoD transport aircraft platforms. We are AS 9100 Rev D and ISO 9001:2015 certified, a Boeing Approved Supplier, and an approved supplier to many other Tier 1 aerospace companies. Our Cage Code is 0XWR4, we are registered in SAM, and our facility has DoD Secret Clearance. We have been supporting DoD and DLA for many years. United Dynamics excels in the areas of electronics (circuit cards, amplifiers, switches & power supplies), valve assemblies, sensors (temp and pressure) and electric motors. We have components on nearly every aircraft in the Air Force and every surface or subsurface vessels in the US Navy. 

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