24 Apr 2020 -
 General

U.S. defence supply chain hits a wall: 3 month delays due to Mexican factory closures

The Pentagon has admitted they’ve hit a wall due to dependence on Mexican supply chains. Mexican factories that feed the US defence supply chains are closed due to coronavirus, so U.S. defense firms, and the Pentagon, are now urging their neighbors to reopen vital suppliers.

Referring to its Major Defense Acquisition Program, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ellen Lord, told reporters, “I think one of the key things we have found out are some international dependencies. Mexico right now is somewhat problematical for us but we’re working through our embassy, and then there are pockets in India, as well.”

The Pentagon’s top acquisition official continued, “We believe there will be a three-month impact that we can see right now. So we’re looking at schedule delays and inefficiencies and so forth. That isn’t a particular program, that’s MDAPs in general. And we are just now looking at key milestones that might be impacted.”

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