General Dynamics execs detail COVID-19 precautions taken to build light tank prototypes

By Ethan Sterenfeld / February 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM
A tank assembly line cannot be transitioned to work-from-home. But last year, General Dynamics Land Systems had to produce 12 prototypes of the Mobile Protected Firepower, the Army's new light tank, at the same time the pandemic closed workplaces and threw a wrench in supply chains. The company minimized delays on the prototypes and prevented the spread of the virus at its plants through mask-wearing, social distancing and flexibility with suppliers, GDLS executives told Inside Defense in a Feb...

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