WEBINAR: The Future of Non-Traditional Suppliers in the DoD

Available On Demand



In this webinar, industry experts and executives from Spirit AeroSystems – a primarily commercial business with a rapidly growing defense business – will share their perspective on how “non-traditional” suppliers are viewing the national defense and space landscape in conjunction with DoD requirements.

The webinar will discuss:

  • A review of the current challenges for defense industrial partners.
  • Understand the latest manufacturing technology to allow defense and space programs be more affordable.
  • Recommendations on how to prepare programs for growth to meet industry demand.




Eric J. Hein
Vice President, Defense Advanced Development and Space Programs - Spirit AeroSystems

Dr. Gillian Bussey
Inaugural Director of the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) - Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Research, and Engineering, Advanced Capabilities

Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director - Missile Defense Project

David Hambling - Moderator
Defense Specialist - Aviation Week Contributor


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