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Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Solutions Companies - 2022

Manufacturing in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries is facing upheaval and innovation with the maturation of digital technology. The cloud, digitalization, smart materials, and additive manufacturing, among other things, are increasing in popularity. Modernization and globalization initiatives are gaining traction, compelling even the A&D companies, both large and small alike, to modernize. And digital transformation will be both a catalyst for change and a means of dealing with it.

With digitalization becoming more prevalent, A&D value chains are becoming highly complicated. As a result, many businesses are choosing to restructure their operations to obtain maximum flexibility, with investments in modernization encompassing the entire organization. Simple process and product designs, or, on a bigger scale, ramping up digital technologies before, during, and after manufacture, are examples of these investments. Companies are now fine-tuning their legacy designs to produce new components more quickly.

Besides, the global smart materials market is predicted to be worth a hundred billion dollars in the coming years, and A&D firms’ adoption is expected to rise. The prospects and scope for innovation with smart materials are vast and groundbreaking, including electronic sensors, self-healing fuselages, actuators, and more. The applications in A&D are growing, and smart materials, for example, can extend the life of modern aircraft by making them resistant to the typical circumstances, including malfunctioning, risk reduction, downtime, and others.

At this juncture, a variety of defense manufacturing solution providers are entering the market to cater to the different needs of enterprises. To help them choose the solutions that best fits their requirement, a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VCs, and other thought leaders from the industry, along with the editorial board of Aerospace and Defense Review, has selected the leading defense manufacturing solution providers. The magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, and recent innovations.

We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Solutions Providers - 2022.”

    Top Defense Manufacturing Solutions Companies

  • The ACA is continuing to advance workforce development in multiple ways, working closely with the private sector, government, and education partners on key initiatives to strengthen Arizona’s workforce. In fact, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s 2023 budget proposal included funds for the company to establish six advanced manufacturing training centers at community colleges across the state, further bolstering its manufacturing talent pipeline – a critical component of the A&D industry


  • A leader in providing system-integrated metallic, composite, and hybrid aerostructure components and assemblies


  • Emerging Power is one of the few International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered battery pack manufacturers in the US


  • Founded in 1984, Highland Technology is driven by the mission to design and manufacture standard and custom electronics. The company provides innovative high-precision analog measurement and signal generation, data acquisition and control instrumentation, pulse and picoseconds timing delay generation, fiberoptic/photonics, and mixed technology products for demanding aerospace and defense, scientific, and industrial applications. Today, major aerospace and defense companies are utilizing Highland Technology’s electronics worldwide. The company provides a wide variety of analog solutions, as well as its increasingly popular VME interface solutions that primarily enables aerospace testing.


  • Leader Tech the leading edge in EMI/RFI shielding technology offers its customers various solutions to ensure that their equipment operates to its maximum potential.


  • Lamsco West

    Lamsco West

    Lamsco West supplies solid shims, laminated shims, machined parts, panels, intricate parts, and polyimide shims for aerospace applications

  • Oshkosh Defense

    Oshkosh Defense

    Oshkosh Defense supports individuals who devote their lives to the protection of others. The company tries to meet or surpass its clients' ever-changing demands with next-generation military technology and advanced systems every day as a tactical vehicle manufacturer. The company works with an unwavering dedication to people who rely on its goods and services to complete their missions and return safely across the world

  • RICO Manufacturing

    RICO Manufacturing

    RICO Manufacturing has specific solutions primarily customized toward the automotive and aerospace industries. For each scenario, these lift trucks handled a unique problem, minimized handling time, plus provided the clients with safe material handling solutions. Since 1984, RICO Manufacturing has designed and manufactured customized lift trucks for the world's toughest professions, including the US Navy and Army

  • SurClean


    SurClean is an enterprise that uses years of laser industry knowledge to tackle coating removal difficulties in industries ranging from industrial to military. For each application, SurClean combines its unique laser beam delivery technology with off-the-shelf laser sources, chillers, and exhaust/fume extraction to create a portable or robotic device. SurClean delivers cutting-edge, configurable solutions by focusing on their specialty, the beam delivery system, and matching it with off-the-shelf components

  • Textron


    Textron is one multi-industry corporation that provides creative solutions and services to clients via its global network of aerospace, defense, industrial, and financial industries. Textron has developed into a network of dynamic enterprises with overall revenue of $14.2 billion, about 35,000 people, buildings, and operations in 25 countries, servicing a varied worldwide client base, since its founding in 1923 as the first conglomerate. Textron is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and is rated 208th on the Fortune 500 list of the biggest corporations in the US