DOD report warns of 'fragility' in ground vehicles supply chain

By Courtney McBride / May 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM
The scarcity of new ground vehicle development programs means future systems that rely more heavily on cutting-edge technologies will encounter "cost, schedule and performance challenges," according to a new report. The Defense Department's annual industrial capabilities report argues the military's dependence on incremental upgrades to legacy systems and adaptation of foreign-made platforms rather than new development has degraded the sector's ability to innovate. The report addresses consolidation in the market, noting "the ground vehicles sector is defined almost entirely by...

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