US media: US defense company is deeply mired in supply chain crisis


2021-11-25: [Article Link] The Covid epidemic has hit the global supply chain for more than a year and a half, and the U.S. defense industry is still trapped by the epidemic and is racking its brains in the chaos. From the large-scale delivery of steel and aluminum necessary for the construction of the Army's newest ships and military aircraft, to landing gear brakes and even small products such as semiconductors, supply chain shortages or delivery delays have completely disrupted the plans of American defense companies large and small. Most of the basic U.S. concerns about the supply chain are focused on rising costs of raising families, or anxious parents are eager to order gifts early to ensure that Santa can put gifts on the Christmas tree. But defense industry practitioners are increasingly articulating the challenges they face; Pentagon officials are watching closely and pondering what that means for their logistics. Supply chain issues arising from the Covid outbreak have been a recurring theme during recent conference calls by contractors. One major defense company after another showed the problems they were facing, sometimes explaining why sales were lower than expected. The American Aerospace Industry Association pointed out that these issues are a major blow to the aerospace and defense industries. According to the Aerospace Industries Association September this year report 2020, aerospace and defense industry total lost more than 87000 jobs.


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US media: US defense company is deeply mired in supply chain crisis


2021-11-25: [Article Link] The Covid epidemic has hit the global supply chain for more than a year and a half, and the U.S. defense industry is still trapped by the epidemic and is racking its brains in the chaos. From the large-scale delivery of steel and aluminum necessary for the construction of the Army's newest ships and military aircraft, to landing gear brakes and even small products such as semiconductors, supply chain shortages or delivery delays have completely disrupted the plans of American defense companies large and small. Most of the basic U.S. concerns about the supply chain are focused on rising costs of raising families, or anxious parents are eager to order gifts early to ensure that Santa can put gifts on the Christmas tree. But defense industry practitioners are increasingly articulating the challenges they face; Pentagon officials are watching closely and pondering what that means for their logistics. Supply chain issues arising from the Covid outbreak have been a recurring theme during recent conference calls by contractors. One major defense company after another showed the problems they were facing, sometimes explaining why sales were lower than expected. The American Aerospace Industry Association pointed out that these issues are a major blow to the aerospace and defense industries. According to the Aerospace Industries Association September this year report 2020, aerospace and defense industry total lost more than 87000 jobs.


Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.