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Aerospace + Defense Services

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.

Online Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Directory

The Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Directory is designed to facilitate coordination between Oklahoma aerospace resources; strengthen collaborations between businesses, aviation, aerospace, and defense interests; and enhance Oklahoma’s supply chain utilization.

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.

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.

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