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Spanish Defence Industry Cluster
Aerospace, Electronics, ICT, Maritime, Naval

Spanish Defence Industry Cluster

Developing different industrial areas for the defence, naval industry and telecommunications sector, the region of Cantabria has developed the first Cluster in Defence.

The Regional Cluster of Industry and Defence includes the Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria, the regional development agency (SODERCAN), together with the University of Cantabria (UC) and the Technological Center of Components (CTC).

This Cluster was created with the target of being a useful tool for support in an industrial sector that has an important presence in Cantabria, developing high-tech defence systems and services.

The Cluster includes 18 companies specialised in the defence sector, mostly in satellite telecommunications, radiofrequency and microwave electronic systems as well as in the naval sector. Going forward, one of the Cluster’s key areas will be to explore the joint specialisation in an emerging sector: autonomous or unmanned marine and submarine vehicles.