With the Covid-19 crisis impacting the defense industry in a number of ways, the vulnerabilities in the supply chain are being exposed. Beyond the varying degrees of exposure and the differing levels of cash-flow vulnerability, the longer-term impact of the economic fallout will be the primary consequence of the crisis, in defence industry terms.

Ellen M. Lord, Undersecretary Of Defense For Acquisition And Sustainment, provided some useful data on US defense suppliers on 20/04/2020, pointing to the limited number of facility closures and the limited duration of the closures, represented in the charts at the end.

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