Efforts underway to resuscitate weapons supply chain

Defense News: Defense companies are taking matters into their own hands — in partnership with the Pentagon — to recover a withering supply chain for the munitions market.

Released in the spring of this year, the annual industrial capabilities report, put out by the Pentagon’s Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, concluded that the industrial base of the munitions sector is particularly strained — something the report blamed on the start-and-stop nature of related procurement over the last 20 years, as well as the lack of new designs being internally developed.

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