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
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent organization that conducts research on global security. More specifically SIPRI collects data on military expenditures and the international arms trade. SIPRI released their latest data for 2016, this Monday, February 21st.
The headline of their latest data release is that global arms trade volume has reached its highest point since the end of the Cold War in 1990. While the overall global uptick is intriguing in its own right, there are also several interesting trends at both the region and country level.
The United Kingdom recently announced that they could be leaping into space by 2020. Up until now, the UK has been dependent on countries such as the United States, India and Japan to help launch their satellites. However, the British have just announced a proposal, the Spaceflight Bill, which contains information on the establishment and operation of spaceports across the United Kingdom. This proposal is estimated to be worth over 30 billion dollars in the next 20 years, which will open up ample opportunities for British scientists to explore the possibilities of antibiotic and vaccine creation in a zero-gravity environment.
- Hoovers (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)