Defense Industrial Base Consulting


In such a large and diverse sector, L.E.K.’s work has covered many aspects of strategic importance, ranging from the affordability of a new fleet of combat frigates to output-based contracting for air-to-air refueling tanker aircraft, to complex contract evaluation for modernizing military training. We inform the debate with tools that evaluate the complex tradeoffs and develop detailed modeling to answer key financial questions, as well as provide a framework for understanding future growth opportunities.

Client Issues

Looking ahead, defense contractors and government agencies need to ask:

  • What are the overall demand, capability and build-strategy assumptions for new programs?
  • What skill sets are required of the labor force to build and deliver new programs or businesses?

Examples of Our Work

To learn more about how we help our clients, please refer to these case examples:

  • L.E.K. scoped out the design-and-build strategy for a class of naval combat ships on behalf of an industrial client. The factors included overall demand, capability and build-strategy assumptions, site options, purpose and activities, investment options, decision criteria and phasing, and organizational design.
  • L.E.K. worked with an industrial client to identify how a consortium bidding to deliver military technical training can modernize the curriculum and facilities to provide better integration, responsiveness, alignment and cost effectiveness.

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