DOD Pick Wants More Production Lines For Drones, Munitions

William LaPlante, then the U.S. Air Force assistant secretary for acquisition, testifies to a House Armed Services Committee hearing in 2014. LaPlante is the White House’s nominee to lead Pentagon acquisition.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. defense industry needs multiple, simultaneously running production lines for key equipment such as munitions and drones to maintain a healthy stockpile for potential conflicts and avoid supply chain problems that could damage national security, the nominee to lead Pentagon acquisition told...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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