The industry that connects and protects

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ASD is the voice of the European Aerospace, Security and Defence industry. We actively support the competitive development of the industry at both European and global levels, providing expertise to institutions and member companies.

Value to society

The aerospace, defence, security, and space industries are integral to our lives. From connecting people across the globe, to keeping us safe, these industries play a vital role in our interconnected world.

A strategic Ecosystem – Our 4000 member companies manufacture products that enable global mobility and supply equipment for those who protect us against threats. We are committed to building a safe and sustainable Europe.

Jan Pie, ASD Secretary General

Focus areas

How we work as the voice of the aerospace, security and defence industry to support, inform and represent our members for a safe and sustainable future. All Focus areas


Dive into news, stories, and updates reflecting the vital role the aerospace, security and defence industry plays in our well-being, safety and progress. Explore our News & Media section

Key industry data 2022

  • 46,000

    New jobs in 2022

  • 921,000

    Direct employees

  • 3.5 m

    Total employment supported

  • 9.8 %

    Turnover growth in 2022

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