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Aerospace and defense is the second-largest and fastest-growing industry sector in Oklahoma. Oklahoma ACES — a program led by the Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense Team with resources dedicated to developing and growing the state’s aerospace industry.
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Programs + Services

The team provides programs, services and expertise for entities engaged in or desiring to engage in Oklahoma’s diversified aerospace and defense industries.

Trade Shows

The team leads national and international trade show delegations for the industry sector as part of our trade services.

Coordinating your own company booth at a trade show can be expensive and time consuming. Partner with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and let our team take care of the details, so you can focus on growing your business or highlighting your community.

ACES Advocate Newsletter

ACES Advocate delivers valuable content, including exclusive event announcements, business opportunities, program updates and relevant industry news.

Hiring Events

Oklahoma companies need aerospace workers across multiple disciplines, and there are people who want to be part of that workforce. We host hiring events across the state to facilitate connections between companies and potential employees.

Business-to-Business Events

The team produces B2B events to help Oklahoma companies become suppliers to larger commercial operations as well as the U.S. DOD and prime contractors.

Aerospace Workforce Development

Oklahoma CareerTech, an ACES partner, is showcasing training opportunities available to help grow Oklahoma’s talent pipeline for Aerospace & Defense.

Documents + Reports

The Aerospace + Defense Team provides reports and documents about the industry sector.

Oklahoma Aerospace + Defense Report

See highlights from and download our report on Oklahoma’s aerospace and defense industry and the ACES program. 

Aerospace and Defense Strategic Plan

Oklahoma boasts a robust legacy in space, aviation and defense. For over 70 years, the state has played host to what are now some of the largest military and commercial aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) centers in the world. The manufacturing labor base to support these operations has historically accounted for most of Oklahoma’s growth in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries.

Aerospace + Defense Supply Chain Support

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has partnered with the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance to provide Oklahoma manufacturers with a technology-driven competitive advantage – Connex Oklahoma. This supply chain database allows manufacturers to find alternate suppliers, view their supply chain visually, avoid single-supplier risks, financial threats, companies on government blacklists, and other vulnerabilities, as well as finding local suppliers by searching thousands of Oklahoma manufacturers and filtering the results to match specific needs.

ACES Services

Contact our team to learn about additional reports and services. Our ACES team can produce in-depth analysis and supply chain reports for your business.

Profile + Account

Create your account on the Sustainment application to build your company profile and appear in OEM and government searches. You will also gain access to a tailored index of government services and appear in our free public directory.

Map + Search

Find and connect with other Oklahoma aerospace and defense companies. Use our free map to locate new customers and suppliers. A Sustainment account is not required to view and search the free map.

Using the Map

Click Search to return all results or enter search parameters in the sidebar first to narrow your results.

You may search by location, small business classification, processes and industries served.

Click on a location pin icon to view a supplier profile and contact information. Circled number icons represent groupings of suppliers. Zoom in to see the individual listings.

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