Pentagon report highlights risks in ground vehicle industrial base

By Ethan Sterenfeld / January 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Budget fluctuations, program uncertainty and manufacturer capacity constraints have created a "fragile market" for military ground vehicles, according to the Defense Department's latest industrial capabilities report. "Over the last few decades, budget reductions and uncertainty have resulted in delays and cancellations in new ground vehicle programs," states the fiscal year 2020 report , which was released today. "This hinders both [research and development] and manufacturing technology supplier investment as well as the ability to incentivize new entrants." Combat vehicles face...

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