The world is passing through turbulent times and the present generation would not have ever imagined that they would go through a pandemic in their lifetime. With Covid-19 wrecking havoc in more ways than one it is but natural that many, if not most, plans of almost all countries have been severely upset and have had to be curtailed or modified in some way or the other. The biggest blow, of course, has been the huge number of lives lost; an equally important setback has been felt in the economies of most countries leading to a ripple effect in other areas of daily life. The aviation sector has been severely impacted with a reduction in demand and consequently the production output of OEMs and their suppliers. However, the security threats have not diminished and, in fact, there is an uptick in tensions in many more areas around the world, as seen in the South China Sea, Western Pacific, West Asia and Northern Africa.