US Aerospace & Defense Digital Services 2021-2022 RadarView™

May, 2021


Report Summary

This report helps US-based aerospace and  defense (A&D) enterprises craft a robust strategy for digital transformation based on industry outlook and best practices. It begins with a summary of key trends shaping the aerospace and defense industry, followed by the industry outlook over the next 18–24 months. We continue with a detailed assessment of 15 leading service providers. Each profile provides an overview of the service provider, their industry-specific solutions, and a list of representative clients and partnerships, along with brief client case studies. Each profile concludes with analyst insights on the provider’s practice maturity, investments and innovations, and partner ecosystem. The report can aid in identifying the right partners and service providers to support acceleration of digital transformation journeys.

Why read this RadarView?

The United States aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is recovering from the impact of COVID-19. However, recovery for the commercial and defense segments is different because of varied exposure. The commercial segment was hard hit and not expected to rebound until passenger traffic returns to normal. The defense segment is more stable, focusing on enhancing its military capabilities. This report addresses the need of A&D enterprises to understand the right action points to gain competitive advantage. It also identifies key service providers and system integrators serving in the United States  that can help enterprises in their business transformation.

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Featured Providers

This RadarView includes an analysis of the following digital service providers in the aerospace and defense space: Accenture, CACI, Capgemini, CGI, DXC, Genpact, HCL, IBM, Infosys, Leidos, Perspecta, SAIC, SAP NS2, TCS, and Tech Mahindra.


The industry insights and recommendations presented are based on our ongoing interactions with senior executives, vendors, subject matter experts, and Avasant Fellows, along with lessons learned from consulting engagements.

Our evaluation of service providers is based on primary input from the providers, focused briefings, public disclosures, validation from their clients, and our ongoing market interactions. The assessment is across the three dimensions of practice maturity, investments and innovation, and partner ecosystem, leading to our recognition of those service providers that have brought the most value to the market over the last 12 months.

Table of Contents

About the report (Page 3)

Scope of the report (Page 4-7)

Executive summary (Pages 8-11):

    • Key recommendations for aerospace and defense enterprises in the commercial segment
    • Key recommendations for aerospace and defense enterprises in the defense segment
    • Avasant Aerospace & Defense Digital Services 2021–2022 RadarView

Commercial: Lay of the land (Pages 12-17)

    • COVID-19’s impact on the commercial aerospace business
    • Industry players and the US government reviving the commercial segment
    • Aerospace industry leveraging data analytics
    • Market segments emerging and driving innovation
    • Digitization in manufacturing and maintenance processes accelerating

Defense: Lay of the land (Pages 18-23)

    • Defense contractor landscape shrinking
    • Focus on developing emerging military market segments increasing
    • Space enterprises becoming critical
    • Focus on strengthening cybersecurity capabilities
    • Adoption of next-gen technologies reshaping the nature of combat

The road ahead (Pages 24-29)

    • Revisit workforce strategies to create a digital culture
    • Improve supply chain resiliency to manage suppliers’ risk
    • Adopt strategies to drive innovation and unlock growth
    • Embrace disruptive technologies for business transformation
    • Leverage partnerships to accelerate digital adoption

RadarView overview (Pages 30-35)

    • Methodology and coverage
    • Interpretation of classification
    • RadarView assessment

Service Vendor Profiles (Pages 36-82) 

    • Detailed profiles for Accenture, CACI, Capgemini, CGI, DXC, Genpact, HCL, IBM, Infosys, Leidos, Perspecta, SAIC, SAP NS2, TCS, and Tech Mahindra.

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