The Cluster

About Us

AED Portugal represents the Aeronautical, Space, Security and Defence industries in Portugal with the objective to provide a single platform for promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector.

The constituting members of AED Portugal – the industrial federation of Aeronautic (PEMAS), Space (PROESPAÇO) and Defence (DANOTEC) - gather the representation of the three paramount sectors with clear transsectoral synergies and cumulated added value for the creation of a national "super-cluster".


Aeronautic Activity

Space Activity

Defence Activity

Integrated Capabilities

Portuguese Main Capabilities and Core Business

Cluster Organization


Through the establishment of collaborative networks, AED Portugal raises awareness and promotes the values and positions of its members to the regulatory and policy maker institutions, both national as to EU institutions.

AED raises awareness, promotes the values and positions of its Members to all EU institutions and informs public policy making by the European Union in the best interest of all its members.

International Relations

National Relations


António Neto da Silva

Chairman of the Portuguese
Space Industry Association

José Cordeiro

Chairman of the Portuguese
Defense Industry Association

José Rui Marcelino

Chairman of the Portuguese
Aerospace Industry Association

Sérgio da Cunha Oliveira

General Executive Manager of the
Portuguese Aerospace Industry Association
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