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COVID-19 impact on Aerospace, Defence & Security

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Aerospace, Defence & Security, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Aerospace, Defence & Security Sector sector during COVID-19

Army Technology’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector during the pandemic.

Deals trends in the Aerospace, Defence & Security Sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

327 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 47,713.4
YOY Change: 269.1%

262 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 11,031
YOY Change: 64.4%

150 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 136,000.3
YOY Change: -40.0%

124 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 17,155.2
YOY Change: 40.2%

86 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 13,147.6
YOY Change: 247.9%

76 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 4,200
YOY Change: -

74 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 14,564.3
YOY Change: -11.8%

23 Merger

Total Value US$m: 12,578.9
YOY Change: -34.5%

Innovation in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector, Army Technology tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector monitors the patents applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Army Technology patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Army Technology patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Army Technology tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Aerospace, Defence & Security

Army Technology compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Army Technology tracks which Aerospace, Defence & Security companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector during COVID-19

Army Technology monitors live Aerospace, Defence & Security company job postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector

Jobs postings by Aerospace, Defence & Security companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Aerospace, Defence & Security companies: Jobs

Army Technology’s Aerospace, Defence & Security jobs tracker lists Aerospace, Defence & Security companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Aerospace, Defence & Security influencer discussions on COVID-19

Army Technology tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Aerospace, Defence & Security influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.