Although commercial and civil aviation is “on the rebound,” the outlook for defense aerospace is cloudy, according to Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO Marion Blakey. Addressing AFA’s Air and Space Conference last week, Blakey said since so much of the sector depends on military contracts, “a downturn in defense could pull down the whole industry.” She added that, in the budget deliberations to come, “the stakes are very high” and nothing less than US leadership in aerospace is on the table. Blakey noted that the aerospace sector continues to offer the nation the highest trade surplus of any industry, at $56 billion last year, and is therefore a principal engine of the economy.
Space Force Is an ‘Equal Partner’ in CENTCOM, Commander Says
March 27, 2023
The Space Force's top commander for the Middle East faces a two-fold resource problem, he said March 27. But with the support of U.S. Central Command and the Space Force, Col. Christopher Putman hopes to grow his team to confront the myriad of challenges presented to the U.S. in the…