Aerospace and Defense 

KPMG’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) practice, an industry segment within KPMG’s Global Industrial Manufacturing practice, comprises a global team of professionals. Our experienced professionals offer member firm clients deep insights into a fiercely competitive and complex industry as many of our partners draw upon years of experience at leading A&D companies, governments and militaries.


Douglas K Gates

Douglas K Gates

Global Head of Aerospace & Defense

+1 (678) 472-0137

Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook

Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook
Global A&D Outlook examines the a&d industry current trends and opportunities in 2014

Global Manufacturing Outlook

global manufacturing outlook 2014
KPMG GMO 2014 surveyed 460 executives worldwide, and offers practical and provocative insights to help organizations evaluate future strategies.


Industry Outlook Survey: Anticipating Consolidation, Targeting M&A (PDF 1.5 MB)


Industry Outlook Survey 


A&D Industry Outlook Survey: Anticipating Consolidation, Targeting M&A explores the results of a recent survey of more than 100 top-level A&D industry executives.


Good, Better, Best: The race to set standards in global tax management

Good, Better, Best: The race to set standards in global tax management

KPMG International's benchmark survey on tax compliance Good, Better, Best, focuses on companies in the industrial manufacturing sector regarding current regulatory, economic and tax administration issues and how tax departments are responding in the way they structure, develop and invest in people, processes and technologies to deliver on their overall tax strategy objectives and priorities.

While an evolving A&D landscape presents several new challenges, KPMG offers broad capabilities to help clients manage regulations and meet their targets, including:

Cost and Competitiveness

  • Performance and technology services
  • Supply chain and distribution solutions
  • Procurement transformation
  • Improving operational efficiencies
  • Finance transformation
  • Internal improvement and sourcing advisory
  • R&D management strategies

The Growth Agenda

  • High growth market strategies
  • Market entry and expansion
  • M&A and transaction services
  • Corporate finance and valuations
  • Private equity investment

Risk, Governance and Regulatory Matters

  • Enterprise risk management
  • IT advisory solutions
  • Governance, reporting and regulatory services
  • Debt advice and securitization
  • Global tax and transfer pricing services
  • Sustainability and the environment

Governments in developed economies curtailing defense spending to contain growing budget deficits and governments in high-growth economies making investments are leading to a markedly different operating environment for the A&D sector. KPMG’s A&D practice is well-equipped to help clients respond to new constraints in some markets and growth opportunities in others in order to grow capability, revenue and market presence.

Case studies

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KPMG’s IM practice has industry knowledge & expertise in helping companies across the world face key issues and overcome complex business challenges.