Scotland’s strong background in advanced engineering, including R&D, design and manufacturing attracts high-technology companies.
But now we're as likely to be engineering software, as well as significant, complex and sophisticated projects. Like maintaining the new generation of aircraft or pioneering new ways of forming advanced metal materials. And space technology is patented here, including satellites.
That enduring strength, as well as our experienced skills base and a competitive cost structure has built an industry that's worth £5.5 billion and employs over 38,000 highly-skilled people.
Scotland’s shipbuilding and repair sector represents over 40% of the UK’s.
The Scottish space industry is strong, established and has worldwide influence, with particular strengths in the cubesat part of the market.
And Scotland’s at the cutting edge of the defence industry, engineering massive aircraft carriers, as well as developing the latest in aeronautical defence technology.
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