Raytheon Technologies is the aerospace and defense company best positioned to benefit from future defense disruptions in the sector, according to GlobalData analysts.

The US-based firm ranks first in the overall leadership rankings in the topics that matter most to defense companies.

These topics, which can be defined as any issues that keep CEOs awake at night, describe technological, macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges that companies face today, as well as the opportunities they create. GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem identifies and tracks these challenges and how they create the mining industry’s long-term winners and losers.

Raytheon Technologies scored highly in several areas, particularly when it came to directed energy weapons, high-intensity warfare, hypersonics, military Internet of Things, soldier modernization and cybersecurity, where it received the highest score of five out of five.

Raytheon Technologies received four points for drones, ESG mergers and acquisitions and introduction of artificial intelligence.

These scores represent GlobalData analysts’ assessments of each company’s competitiveness on a particular topic. These are then weighted based on their importance and used to create the final industry rankings.

Raytheon Technologies is followed in our ranking by Northrop Grumman , Leidos and Boeing.

The interactive graphic below allows you to compare the ratings of the companies in the ten topics in question. The higher a company is on the list, the better positioned it is to withstand future disruptions, while companies at the bottom are more vulnerable to disruptive threats.

Click on any of the companies to compare them across all topics in our analysis.

Our analysis reveals that US companies are some of the best-prepared players in the defense sector. Companies from the Netherlands and Great Britain also performed well.

These results are based on overall technology, macroeconomic and sector-specific leadership across ten of the key themes that matter most to the mining industry and are generated from GlobalData’s analyst assessments.

This article is based on GlobalData research data as of August 15, 2022. For more up-to-date data, check GlobalData website.

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