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AUSA Winter: US industrial base facing reductions

20th February 2014 - 12:04 GMT | by Tim Fish in Huntsville


The defence land systems manufacturing base in the US is facing rapid downsizing as the wars, first in Iraq and now Afghanistan come to a close.

Speaking at the AUSA Winter 2014 conference in Huntsville, Alabama, Mark Signorelli, BAE System’s VP of combat vehicle systems, said that since the peak for wartime production ‘we have experienced a 75% reduction in staff’.

However, he noted that this was not all just because of the wartime peak and that ‘from 2013-14 we will see a 45% reduction in manufacturing hours and a 61% reduction in engineering hours’.

He said that the levels

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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