The aerospace and defense industry plays a critical role in securing America’s national security, in driving our economy, in leading global innovation, and in inspiring people around the world to dream big dreams. 2017 was a very strong year for our industry and 2018 is shaping up to be even stronger. The Aerospace Industries Association has collated key information on aerospace and defense from publicly available U.S. government data. You’ll find here ten top facts on the industry, including employment figures, economic impacts and contribution to GDP, exports, R&D expenditures and more.

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