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 How to Join Lockheed Martin Canada's Maritime Supply Chain Detailed Event Information For How to Join Lockheed Martin Canada's Maritime Supply Chain
How to Join Lockheed Martin Canada's Maritime Supply Chain -- Defense Industry Eq.
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Location/Date: Ottawa, Canada 10/10/2012 - 10/10/2012
Event Summary:
Join the U.S. Commercial Service Canada's third series of webinar events on supply chain opportunities under the Canadian National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). This webinar will feature Lockheed Martin Canada's supply chain team, who will introduce U.S. manufacturers of technology in the military aerospace, defense and security sectors to export opportunities when selling to Lockheed Martin Canada. Lockheed Martin Corporation has been a valued partner in Canada with a business presence first established in 1937. Today, more than 500 professionals work in locations across Canada in support of all branches of the Canadian Forces. Lockheed Martin Canada is the prime contractor for the modernization of the combat systems on-board the HALIFAX Class frigates. Awarded in 2008, the company is today working in partnership with the navy and shipyards on both west and east coasts to replace major critical sensors, command and control systems, modernize the operations room and deliver a suite of related simulation/training systems. With the announcement of the Canadian National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), Lockheed Martin Canada will be a major participant in enabling the Crown to achieve their goals to recapitalize the Royal Canadian Navy's fleet. Additionally, Lockheed Martin Canada is a key provider of Information Management & Information Technology (IM/IT) systems for both military and civil government departments including the Canadian Forces Health Information System, the Canadian Forces Command System, Air Force Command Information System and, the Defence Information Services Broker (DISB).

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