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 Defense Research Opportunities in Canada Detailed Event Information For Defense Research Opportunities in Canada
Defense Research Opportunities in Canada -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Aviation Services, Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Defense Industry Eq., Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Port/Shipbuilding Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Ottawa, Canada 04/29/2014 - 04/29/2014
Event Summary:
The National Research Council (NRC) is a Federal agency of the Canadian Government engaged in intense Research and Development (R&D) projects with applicability in on key Canadian industry sectors. Join the U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with officials from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), on a webinar presentation about various defense R&D programs, and its partnership requirements as it pertains to maritime, land and aerospace R&D programs. Learn about NRC's various evaluation processes and compliance programs available to help you qualify your new and/or innovative technology when seeking partners in the Canadian Maritime and Aerospace Defense sectors. This webinar will highlight the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)'s $220 million commitment under the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) to pursue R&D partnership projects for the period 2013-2014. This webinar targets SME U.S. firms working on R&D areas of development including: Ocean, coastal and river engineering, aerospace, automotive and surface transportation, amongst others.

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