Aerospace & Defense

Whether it's land, sea, air or space, IEWC specializes in wire, cable and wire management solutions for the most demanding aerospace and defense applications. 

The aerospace and defense industry continues to go through a major transition. Europe and the United States are actively reducing their defense budgets while countries in the Middle East, Asia and South America look to expand their investments. Meanwhile, commercial aerospace continues an upward trend and holds significant growth opportunities.

In order to thrive in this evolving market, aerospace and defense OEMs are pursuing numerous opportunities including global expansion and next-generation product development, while still seeking to improve efficiency and manage costs. Many commercial aerospace companies have already grown accustomed to selling and building products around the world, yet defense companies are relatively new to extending their reach beyond their domestic markets. This will require them to coordinate R&D and production efforts, globalize their supply chain and ensure adherence to export regulations.

Advancements in technology and digitization will have a profound effect on next-generation product development. New materials and processes will increase efficiency, improve safety, and reduce the weight of aircraft and vehicles in order to improve fuel economy. Communication, control and navigation systems continue to become more sophisticated, in addition to consumers' expectation of internet connectivity and access to music, movies and television while in-flight, all requiring more complex electronics.

These changes will likely impact the type of high performance wire, cable and wire management products necessary for vehicle, equipment and system wiring and harnesses, including the use of lighter, smaller, and tougher materials. These harnesses are used for various aerospace and defense applications, including sensors and controls, display interfaces, engine systems, as well as navigation and in-flight entertainment connectivity.

IEWC has numerous solutions available to both assembly houses and OEMs as you look to grow in the aerospace and defense industry. We offer a broad range of mil spec lead wire and multi-conductor cable, aerospace data cable, and wire management products for your mission critical applications. Partnerships with industry-leading aerospace and defense suppliers provide access to standard products, as well as engineering support for custom items. Our IS0 9001 and AS 9100 registrations ensure we can meet your quality requirements. And with IEWC's 19 global locations, we can support, and even help transition, your requirements regardless of production location.

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IEWC stocks a full line of high-performance wire, cable and wire management products to service OEMs and sub-assemblers throughout the aerospace and defense market.