Foreign Trade: Supporting America’s Manufacturing Base

The U.S. Aerospace & Defense industry generated a record $142 billion worth of exports in 2015, which is an increase of 62% over the past five years. Exports of supply chain products, specifically civil and military engines and parts, accounted for 58% or $78 billion of total U.S. A&D exports in 2014.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is responsible for allowing businesses to export their products globally. It has for decades helped level to playing field for domestic export, build the U.S. economy by being a self-sustaining organization that returns money to American taxpayers and supports small businesses and jobs in America.

The 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge

The Team America Rocketry Challenge is hosted anually by AIA and poses a different challenge every year. In 2014 the scoring criteria make this contest the most difficult one of the competition’s 12-year history. Check out the infographic that explains this year’s competition and flight of the rocket!

Leaders in Space

Over the past 50 years, space systems and technologies have increasingly become a critical part of our nation’s economic, scientific and national security capabilities. Without space systems, U.S. military forces have reduced operational effectiveness, policymakers cannot make informed decisions about the nation’s security and economy and civil financial and communications capabilities are degraded or disrupted. Our space capabilities are a source of national pride and investment in the science and R&D needed to maintain U.S. global competitiveness.

Unmanned Aircraft - Unmatched Potential

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) enable people to operate in all theaters of human environments – in the air, on land and at sea – where it is simply too dangerous for people. Popularly reffered to as a "drone", UAS are defined as an aircraft and its associated elements operated with no human operator on board, and capable of flight by means of remote control or autonomous programming. While most systems have a remote human operator behind the controls, only the most advanced UAS can operate with some autonomy but administrators still serve as a “human-on-the-loop” always ready to intervene. As UAS is a growing aerospace market, with unmateched potential for benefitting humankind, this infographic gives you in depth details about these systems, theri uses and thier potential.