Aerospace and defense industry report 2022

Introduction to Aerospace and defense industry

Aerospace and defense

Following the most difficult year ever brought on by the collapse of commercial aviation during COVID- 19, the 2021 was a year of gradual recovery for many industries, including A&D. 

The defense industry, meanwhile, remained stable, reporting increase in both the US and Europe, with total military spending reaching an all-time high of $2.1bn in 2021.

Companies like Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, and General dynamics will help this industry expand in the ensuring years.

Top 5 countries spending in Aerospace and defense

The United States,



United Kingdom,


These countries account for 62% of global military spending. Out of which, China and the USA contributed 52%.

From 2009 to 2019, international military expenditures per armed services member – a measure of military capital-intensity – appear to have increased by 4% to 15%; figures vary depending on the method employed to convert non-US military expenditures to US dollars.

With the exception of North America, East Africa, and Southern Africa, military spending per active duty member of the armed forces appears to have increased across all economic and political groups of nations.

The United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada are the top five exporters of aerospace goods. That significant group produced more than 76% (74.8%) of the aeronautical products exported globally in 2021. Such high percentages imply a rather small number of global aerospace suppliers.

The Pentagon reduced its order for Lockheed’s F-35s by 35%, revealing in March 2022 a drop in the number of aircraft in its upcoming budget to 61 from 94. The F-35 is becoming more popular with global allies at the same time. Finland, for example, intends to purchase 64 F-35s by 2028, with the first aircraft coming as early as 2025.

The Ukrainian conflict serves as a variety of new drone technologies’ proving grounds. The conflict could be seen by future generations as the start of a new era in multimodal warfare.

Spending on the military worldwide increased by 0.7% from 2020 to $2113bn in 2021. Additionally, the top 15 nations spent $1,717bn on their militaries in 2021, which was 81% of all military spending worldwide.

Future of Aerospace and defense

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has depressed the stock markets and drove up the cost of fuel for all airlines globally.

While it is yet too soon to determine the full extent of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict’s effects on the aerospace market, it is clear that 2022 may end up being a more difficult year for the future of international aerospace.

By Shreya Shetty and Rashmitha Selvaraj

For details on overview of the Industry and Regional landscape feel free to refer to the following Aerospace and DefenceIndustry report from CrispIdea.

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