Airbus Vahana


The AIAA DEFENSE Forum is focused on aerospace technologies and their applications in national security. The 2021 forum, to be held 14-16 September at the Johns Hopkins University, will use the 2018 National Defense Strategy as a framework to discuss the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues pertaining to the aerospace and defense community. This Secret/NOFORN event provides a venue for leaders from government, military, industry and academia to explore aerospace technologies and their application to complex national security challenges. 

The forum’s program consists of two main parts; the technical program offers a deep analysis on research and technologies geared to solve specific problems, and the Plenary sessions tackle the most pressing issues impacting the future of national defense on a high level. 

Highlights from previous AIAA DEFENSE Forums can be found in the Archives.


Sponsors and Supporters

Founding and Executive Sponsor
Raytheon Technologies
Lockheed Martin Corporation
The Boeing Company