The aerospace and defense industry's industrial base is a complex and diverse network of prime contractors, large companies and a huge network of suppliers who build the systems that support U.S. national security priorities. The network is made up of many small to mid-sized companies which maintain both military and commercial products. The industrial base's workforce delivers products to make our military the most advanced, skilled, effective and best equipped in the world.
To show how our industrial base is competing to provide the best products at the lowest cost while also dealing with changing political and fiscal barriers, AIA is increasing the visibility of the industrial base's importance. The following report and supporting papers show what needs to be done to maintain this vital industry.
The Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations (CODSIA), consisting of the Aerospace Industries Association, American Council of Engineering Companies, the Information Technology Alliance for the Public Sector, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Professional Services Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, filed comments in response to... Read More
During the kickoff event of National Air and Space Week, the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference, AIA President and CEO Dave Melcher used his participation on a panel about the state of the aerospace sector to emphasize the need for Congress to reauthorize the ... Read More