Over the past 50 years, space systems and technologies have increasingly become a critical part of our nation’s economic, scientific and national security capabilities. Without space systems, U.S. military forces have reduced operational effectiveness, policymakers cannot make informed decisions about the nation’s security and economy and civil financial and communications capabilities are degraded or disrupted. Our space capabilities are a source of national pride and investment in the science and R&D needed to maintain U.S. global competitiveness.
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) enable people to operate in all theaters of human environments – in the air, on land and at sea – where it is simply too dangerous for people. Popularly reffered to as a "drone", UAS are defined as an aircraft and its associated elements operated with no human operator on board, and capable of flight by means of remote control or autonomous programming. While most systems have a remote human operator behind the controls, only the most advanced UAS can operate with some autonomy but administrators still serve as a “human-on-the-loop” always ready to intervene. As UAS is a growing aerospace market, with unmateched potential for benefitting humankind, this infographic gives you in depth details about these systems, theri uses and thier potential.
National Aerospace Standard (NAS) series is known for many things, including work developing state-of-the-art, high strength, precision fasteners that helps ensure a product holds its integrity even under the most demanding situations. This infographic helps showcase some of the key accomplishments, capabilities and usage of the NAS series.
The benefits we reap as a society from space exploration are so numerous you may not even know you are impacted by them. This infographic was adapted from AIA's Space in our World report to help showcase many of those impacts to teach people about the multifaceted ways space affects our world. Get the full report here.
The composition of the aerospace and defense industry's workforce is as diverse as it is large. With over one million workers employed in the aerospace and defense industry, it is important that we retain and support the skills needed to grow our industry. This infographic shows what the most sought after skills are for our industry, what the general demographics of our industry are and who we hire.