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Aerospace and Defense

How will the sector—which has enjoyed years of steady profitability across the entire value—weather emerging technologies, changing dynamics in global demand and production, and disruptive forces like Brexit? By focusing on continued growth, innovation, cost containment, and operations.

What Government and the Defense Industry Need to Do to Meet the Trump Administration's Aspirations

With the nomination of General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense, President-elect Trump has made clear his ambitious plans for the Department of Defense and, more broadly, for American national security. Whether Congress will allocate the funds needed to pay for his programs is an open question. But the results of the recent election are likely to be significant for the Pentagon and the defense industrial base. Indeed, President-elect Trump's campaigning suggests a defense buildup rivaled only by that of the Reagan Administration.

BCG's Tom Peddicord, Brad Carson, and Greg Mallory explore how the government, the defense industry, and the supply base will need to adopt new ways of working.

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What’s Ahead for Aerospace & Defense: The View from the 2016 Farnborough Air Show

At the influential biennial trade show for the aerospace and defense sector this summer, we engaged the industry’s major players in discussions about the opportunities and threats emerging in the market.

The discussions explored many topics, including how new technologies that capture prodigious amounts of data that can be analyzed to improve operations. They also covered how OEMs and suppliers can use big data and advanced analytics to generate profit from the data already in their systems.

BCG also engaged Marcus Bryson, keynote speaker at the show and chairman of the UK government’s initiatives in aerospace, chairman of the public-private Aerospace Growth Partnership, and former chief executive of GKN Aerospace.

The Prospects for UK Business in the Global A&D Market

Marcus Bryson shared his insights on the UK’s investments to ensure a deep talent pool of engineers and a vibrant aerospace and defense sector—and on the resilience of that sector in the face of the Brexit vote.

Bracing for Impact: Brexit and the UK Aerospace & Defense Industry

The Industry and the International Context

Potential Impact

Actions the A&D Sector Should Take Now

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