Analysts credit aggressive Navy action with mitigating effects of COVID-19 on shipbuilding

By Aidan Quigley / March 31, 2021 at 9:45 AM
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought dramatic changes to American manufacturing, and naval shipbuilding was no exception. Absenteeism rates at public and private shipyards skyrocketed. Supply chains slowed. Top officials and executives worried the pandemic would result in significant new delays for already troubled Navy shipbuilding and maintenance programs. The pandemic did take a toll. As of last week, the service has recorded 59,059 COVID cases and 94 deaths. The Congressional Budget Office now projects a 5% decrease in...

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