Data for the aeronautics, land and naval defence sectors are sourced via a well-established process used for the collection of ASD’s “Facts and Figures”.
Since 2011, a simplified questionnaire is in place.
This follows the requests from several countries and the consensus of all National Associations being members of ASD. Concerning
the space sector ASDEurospace has been running a specific survey for a number of years, the results of which have been incorporated within this publication. ASD statistics include the data provided by the National Associations for the purpose of publication by ASD only at a European consolidated level.
A very limited number of figures relate to available sources for the purpose of cross-check. Note that ASD Facts & Figures does not include the thousands of suppliers to the aeronautics, space and defence sectors throughout Europe, which are not members of ASD or whose main interest is not one of these sectors. They neither specify information on dual use nor the security sector whose perimeter has not yet been fully defined. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES In 2014 ASD member associations were spread across 17 of them in the European Union plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey