Aerospace & Defense



Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service Aerospace and Defense Technology Team Page.

We are the industry’s primary export resource and should be your first point of contact when looking to sell internationally. Our team of domestic and international trade specialists, located at our Export Assistance Centers in the United States and at U.S. Embassies overseas, is prepared to assist in increasing your export sales. U.S. Points of Contact are available to discuss your international business needs.

The aerospace & defense industry has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy for decades and has provided well-paying jobs for a variety of skill levels. The industry’s position is now challenged by global competition, changes in technology, national and worldwide economic conditions, and global policies affecting defense, civilian and commercial aviation. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service strives to provide assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness. Specifically, the Aerospace and Defense Technology Team works with companies to help them:

  • Gain access to international sales opportunities
  • Identify international representatives and agents
  • Vet potential international partners
  • Maximize trade show efforts
  • Understand relevant aerospace and defense market opportunities worldwide

Take Action Now: Contact an Aerospace and Defense trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, and increase your international sales. We look forward to working with you!


For detailed country by country analysis on worldwide markets, please see the Aerospace Resource Guide.

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Detailed Event Information For Defense Procurement Opportunities in Canada - Shipbuilding Focus Detailed Event Information For Defense Procurement Opportunities in Canada - Shipbuilding Focus
Defense Procurement Opportunities in Canada - Shipbuilding Focus -- Defense Industry Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Ottawa, Canada 06/20/2013 - 06/20/2013
Event Summary:
Learn about business opportunities under the C$35 billion National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), and C$20 billion of In-Service Support contracts associated with the NSPS and other Canadian Government procurement projects. U.S. firms interested in exploring business opportunities under the Canada First Defence Strategy (CFDS) specifically for the NSPS. The Department of National Defence has allocated C$490 billion to support various modernization and investment programs by the Canadian Forces over a 20-year period. An estimated C$60 billion has been earmarked for capital purchases of air, land and marine equipment between fiscal years 2012-13 and 2027-28.

Luz Betancur, Ottawa
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 613-688-5411
Fahim Akhand, Ottawa
Phone: 613-688-5193