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December 13, 2022
‘Can We Actually Build It?’ Defense Industry Leaders Look Ahead to Uncertain 2023
Source: Defense One
Journalist Marcus Weisgerber
Producing weapons in multiple locations or multiple continents also creates a backup if another factory experiences problems.
“Having allies produce some of these weapons in theaters, where they're likely to be needed, means that we can set up redundant supply chains that are trusted and secure,” Stacie Pettyjohn, director of the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, said during a panel discussion during Defense One Outlook 2023.
Both Kendall and Pettyjohn referenced Australia planning to bulk up its munition stockpiles. Hayes pointed to Raytheon standing up Patriot missile factories in Germany and Poland for interceptors bound for each of those countries.
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