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Critical insights, information and knowledge to accelerate problem solving

IHS Markit solutions for the full aerospace and defense supply chain utilize cutting-edge technologies to deliver an unmatched combination of information, analytics, expertise and technical knowledge.

Our country risk evaluations and sourcing expertise combined with access to our team of analysts allows professionals in the aerospace and defense industry to weight the impacts of various risks on markets and partners. Briefings, scenarios, and analysis by our team of country experts enable you to understand key risks and quantify impacts on the business environment. We help you to evaluate market entry opportunities and risks with detailed coverage of political, operational, security and economic risk factors.

Our artificial intelligence (AI) technologies connect trusted knowledge to aerospace and defense customers’ workflows – increasing efficiency, accelerating innovation, assuring compliance and mitigating risk. The world leader in standards management, electronic parts management and defense parts & logistics, we help engineers, quality, safety and operations professionals surface answers from the vast universe of technical knowledge, both inside and outside the organization.

Industry leaders, emerging technology companies and suppliers rely on IHS Markit to identify opportunities, accelerate innovation, anticipate changing market dynamics, improve engineering productivity and make better informed decisions.

Aerospace & Defense Products & Solution

Country Risk

Anticipate and quantify critical business and security risks that might adversely impact your personnel, interests, and assets – anywhere in the world.

Engineering Intelligence for Aerospace & Defense

Connect advanced technologies and trusted technical knowledge to your critical automotive workflows in product design and parts management.

Defense Parts & Logistics

Gain insights from the leading defense parts and government logistics management system with single-source access to most current pricing, technical and availability data on 190+ million part references across 70+ databases.

Corporate Security

Foresight Security Planning Service delivers the intelligence needed to make the right operational and strategic decisions about personnel and assets.

Electronic Parts Intelligence

Tap into component pricing, stock availability, predictive lifecycle, compliance, counterfeit risk, and reusability information on more than 650 million parts to avoid lifecycle, supply-chain and environmental compliance risks.

Procurement & Sourcing

Cut spending, assess your buying performance, favorably negotiate purchase contracts and source with confidence.

Country Security Risk Consulting

Informed strategy design/implementation for security risk management – supply chain risk, integrity, due diligence and threat assessments.

Engineering Design Methods

The Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) provides reliable validated engineering design data, methods and software used by engineers and designers.

Foresight Mapping Capabilities

Map and quantify risk for precise locations of personnel, properties, clients, suppliers, and transportation routes with location-specific risk scores for every 500 x 500 meters.


Nathalie Wlodarczyk, Ph.D.

Dr. Wlodarczyk's team is responsible for developing and delivering forward-looking political, industry and economic insight, data and advisory for government and private sector clients to support strategic planning and business growth. Dr. Wlodarczyk has more than 15 years of experience working on both methodology development and assessment delivery for Risk Intelligence, as well as supporting clients in buliding out their own intelligence teams and capabilties. She has supported clients on market entry and risk management for emerging markets for over a decade and has led projects across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She adds particular expertise in analyzing cultural drivers of behavior and decision-making, in particular for mapping of influence groups and dynamics. Dr. Wlodarczyk has a background working in building capacity for conflict resolution in locations with civil conflict, often in Africa. Formerly she was head of Africa Forecasting for Exclusive Analysis, now part of IHS Markit. She has written several articles and book chapters about the impact of belief and culture on behavior in conflict, and she is the author of the book, "Magic and Warfare: Appearance and reality in contemporary African conflict and beyond," published in the US by Palgrave Macmillian. Dr. Wlodarczyk has taught contemporary security issues at UK universities, including the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and King's College London (KCL). Dr. Wlodarczyk attained her Ph.D. in War Studies at KCL, and she holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in International Relations from London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom.

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Firas Modad

Mr. Modad focuses on the conflict between Turkey, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia and how it shapes security and political risks in the region and terrorism risks in the West. He has also studied the rise of Islamist militant and non-militant groups, their ideology, their capabilities and their communication strategies. Currently, he is focused on the risk of another wave of unrest in MENA, the migrant flows it would trigger and its impact on terrorism. Mr. Modad has briefed executives and directors in insurance the insurance and energy sectors, as well as C-level executives at blue chip firms with interests and operations in MENA. He has helped clients understand the rise of the Islamic State, the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Iraq, risks in Egypt and the conflict between Israel, Iran and the Arabs. Mr. Modad also makes regular appearances on the media, and has been interviewed by Reuters, Bloomberg, the BBC, CNN, ABC News, and others. Mr. Modad holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, and a Master of Science in International Management for the Middle East and North Africa from the University of London in the United Kingdom.

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Ross Beiler

Mr. Beiler has over 30 years of experience managing decision support tools used by electrical design engineers, component engineers, supply chain, compliance, and sustainment professionals. The tools support solutions for engineering, supply chain, and procurement users for numerous customers in the Hi-Tech, Telecommunications, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and Process industries. His skills include Agile product owner, product management, project management and solution architecture of parts management systems, enterprise information systems, decision support systems, component and supplier management, component obsolescence, component environmental compliance, strategic sourcing, and workflow process automation. His technical background includes information technology, product development, database design and management, system administration, systems engineering, and electrical design.

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Scott Wilson

Mr. Wilson has over 30 years of experience developing business information services to support critical engineering, compliance, and supply chain needs. He leads IHS Markit's Content Services practice specializing in developing content, tools and processes to address product material compliance such as RoHS, REACH, SCIP; Conflict Minerals compliance; Export control; and supply chain issues such as obsolescence, constrained supply, risk, and pricing. Prior to IHS Markit, Mr. Wilson worked in technical positions at General Instrument, Tektronix, Advantest and i2 Technologies. Scott has a bachelor's degree in Physics and Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego. He speaks English and has a basic knowledge of French and German.

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Industry Success Stories


NASA leverages Goldfire to improve access to critical data across many locations, departments and engineers

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research centers and test facilities create hundreds of millions of documents and reports every year. By implementing a platform for technical knowledge discovery, the agency has gained quick access to relevant information and reduced time spent researching specific project data results from days to hours.

Airbus Defence & Space

Airbus Defence & Space accelerates launcher research by up to 30% in a more and more competitive landscape

To expand its international business, global market forecasters for Europe’s top defense and space enterprise strengthened planning for prioritized countries, supported decisions to refocus resources, highlighted new opportunities that were not in operational plans, and developed formulas to generate updates/analyses within just one day.


Trimble ensures supply chain continuity for tens of thousands of electronic components

This provider of location-based GPS and cellular technologies reducing delivery time of RoHS and REACH documentation from weeks to under 2 days – an 86% increase in efficiency.

Reinventing the Aircraft & Ship

A multiclient study exploring the future of aviation and shipping – both high-growth, oil-thirsty sectors that are increasingly attracting the gaze of policymakers.

Resources & Quick Links

Engineering Intelligence: Trends, Insights and Innovation

Track new developments and anticipate future trends in engineering intelligence and product design.

Celebrating 60+ years

Information Handling Services, now IHS Markit, was founded to provide time-saving databases on microfilm for aerospace engineers.

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