How COVID-19 Has Affected Defense Production
Although defense production has largely continued during the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturing plants have not escaped the reach of the disease. Facilities have been shut down for short periods of time or the number of workers has been reduced in order to ensure the safety of the workforce. The U.S. Defense Department anticipates a three-month slowdown for most of its development and procurement programs.
Here is a look at some of the specific factory closures and slowdowns that have occurred since the spread of COVID-19 began.