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The next frontier for the aerospace and defense industry

The global aerospace and defense industry has not escaped the challenges caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. With markets under pressure, new priorities and increased customer expectations, the industry needs to adjust to a new and rapidly changing reality. To thrive beyond the immediate horizon, a transformation is needed.

To fuel a major shift in the industry, investing in the latest digital technologies is key. It requires the expansion of collaboration of the ecosystem through platforms, improving the supply chain by using untapped data and optimizing growth with aftermarket digital services.

Since the dawn of the Space Age and the birth of NASA, IBM has been at the forefront of research and technology innovation, partnering with commercial aerospace and defense companies. Take advantage of our deep industry experience and let us help you apply the new exponential technologies including AI, hybrid cloud and blockchain so your organization can lead the aerospace and defense industry into the future.


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Aerospace and defense industry case studies Bell Textron. Inc.

Adopting AI-based predictive maintenance to increase equipment readiness for commercial and military aircraft.


Launching a new era in space exploration and travel.

CMC Electronics

Accelerating development of general aviation next-gen flight management systems.

UMBRAGROUP S.p.A. worker

Improving production quality with AI-based business models to identify root causes in manufacturing.

GKN Aerospace

Using analytics to improve resource allocation and collaboration in the aerospace industry.

Aerospace and defense technology solutions Deliver new capabilities

Build smart, connected systems for commercial aviation and the defense sector to help improve results.

Optimize your supply chain

Enable end-to-end visibility and transparency to increase value chain efficiencies with blockchain and AI.

Maximize your throughput

Combine the leading EAM solution with the power of IoT to gain real-time visibility into subsystems operations.

Work safe. Work smart.

Use digital technology to turn data into actionable, real-time insights to ensure the safety of worksites and employees.

Resources Open source in outer space

See how service providers are using new open-source projects to improve communication between satellites.

The promise of quantum computing

Deliver the advanced computation and communication at the heart of aerospace innovation in defense technology and the aerospace sector.

Developing safety-critical software for aviation

Design and build general aviation safety-critical systems with robust methods and collaborative platforms.

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