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 shows 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 Leverage Partnerships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Detailed Event Information For Leverage Partnerships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
Leverage Partnerships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy -- Defense Industry Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Ottawa, Canada 07/12/2013 - 07/12/2013
Event Summary:
Explore partnerships and supply chain opportunities under the Government of Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. The Government of Canada's has launched a number of programs under the Canada First Defence Strategy (CFDS) which include an estimated C$60 billion in capital purchases of air, land and marine equipment, as well as In-Service Support requirements between fiscal years 2012-13 and 2027-28. Speakers from Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (official prime contractor under the Government of Canada's combat vessels package of the NSPS), and the Aerospace Defense Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS), will provide your organization with an overview of business opportunities inside and out of the NSPS. Our program will also highlight other Defense and Marine procurement opportunities in Canada, and introduce you to a number of upcoming events specially designed to meet your business objectives in the Canadian Defense and Marine sectors.

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