Pentagon Urges Mexico to Reopen COVID-Closed Factories That Supply US Weapon Makers

Tuesday Apr 21, 2020


A surprising number of America's defense manufacturers rely on parts made south of the border. 

The continued flow of various weapons to the Pentagon during the pandemic will depend to a surprising degree on Mexico, the U.S. neighbor frequently criticized by President Trump.


Many U.S. defense firms, particularly aircraft manufacturers, rely on Mexican suppliers, many of whom have closed or slowed operations during the pandemic, said Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment.

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