Aerospace and Defense: Introduction
Aircraft, Spacecraft, & Parts
Companies in this particular segment manufacture aircraft engines and engine parts, which also include propellers and rotors, landing gear, etc.
Companies in this segment utilize armed vehicles as well as security personnel to pick up and deliver valuables.
Arms, Ammunition, Parts, and Accessories
Firearms and accessories account for nearly 60% of all industry revenue while ammunition accounts for the remaining 40%.
The Aerospace and Defense industry is Highly Concentrated. The production in this industry is dominated by a small amount of large firms that are able to shape the industry’s direction and price levels.
Primary Demand Drivers
- Military budgets
- Overall economic climate, which affects airline traffic and demand for new commercial aircraft
- Technical expertise
- Ability to accurately price long-term contracts
From the Blog
China has successfully landed on the far side of the moon, something that no country has done before. This is a major step in challenging the United States' supremacy regarding space research and travel. President Xi Jinping has announced ambitious space travel goals, including a lunar base by 2025, the ability to man the facility by 2030, and a long-term goal of mining the moon for energy resources. With these announced plans, there is pressure mounting on the United States to continue to reach new solar milestones. Right now, the U.S. isn’t planning to return to the moon until 2023.
Imagine a video where a Fortune 500 company's CEO confesses to fraud, and his company’s stock falls by 50%. Only to find out that the video was fake. With the advance of deepfake technology, things like this could occur. Scenarios like this could have huge ramifications and they are not far from our reality, artificial intelligence and deep learning technology is making it easier to make fake videos that look realistic.
- Hoovers (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)