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Aerospace and Defense

Complex challenges and requirements demand unique solutions

Customers in the aerospace and defense sphere are called upon to meet the most stringent standards, and they need a supply chain partner who can operate at the same level. Smith’s reliable procurement support, supply chain solutions, and obsolescence management are here to help aerospace and defense companies overcome any challenge and keep their missions on track.

How We Help

Staying current with federal sourcing requirements

Continuous ethics and compliance training for our staff

Obsolescence management backed by the highest quality standards

A dedicated aerospace and defense support team

What We Do

Smith sources the electronic components you need to keep your missions moving.
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Tailored Aerospace and Defense Support

We know how to meet our aerospace and defense partners’ requirements, from ongoing ethics and compliance training to staying on top of federal sourcing requirements. We offer obsolescence-management programs specifically tailored for our customers in this sphere, along with the guidance of our dedicated aerospace and defense support team. Whatever your needs, we’ll be there for you.

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Critical Components

Whether parts are hard to find or at end-of-life, Smith has the trusted supplier network, quality processes and certifications, and market expertise to meet your requirements.

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Trusted Supplier Base

Smith works with a broad, global network of suppliers who have been vetted and approved through a rigorous verification process. Our supplier qualification process includes:

  • Verification of company background
  • Validation of trade and financial references
  • Auditing of business and quality systems and processes

Our verification process doesn’t just stop there. Once approved, Smith continually evaluates each of our suppliers to ensure their quality remains consistently high.

You’re working with some of the most vigorous standards in the world. Trust Smith to deliver quality to match.

Our experience, resources, and quality assurance make us a trusted partner. From industry-leading supply chain support to quality testing and obsolescence management, Smith is an end-to-end aerospace and defense sourcing and distribution partner.

Certifications and Affiliations



Our avoidance protocol, detection, mitigation, and disposition of counterfeit electronic parts keep inauthentic components out of the aerospace supply chain and protect quality, safety, and performance.



Smith upholds additional standards for safety and reliability that meet the aerospace industry’s stringent security and dependability needs.



As a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) qualified supplier, Smith maintains process controls and industry best practices that meet the standards of DLA Troop Support’s supply chain acquisition process.



Smith meets U.S. Customs and Border Protection security standards and helps customers avoid delays that slow product delivery.



Smith has obtained the industry’s highest level of supply chain security as it pertains to the handling, warehousing, and shipping processes that safeguard our customers’ products.



ERAI membership provides access to a global network of resources to help identify high-risk suppliers and detect counterfeit parts.



GIDEP membership gives Smith access to resources that provide us with details about companies involved in incidents of suspect counterfeit parts.

Hear From Our People

Building and strengthening relationships with potential and existing customers are the prime foundations of Smith’s tailored aerospace and defense support. With our industry-leading quality support and obsolescence management practices, we help customers at every stage of their supply chains.

Tim McQuade

General Manager – Austin

Smith Insights in Quality

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