Soldier Equipment Industry Struggles to Find Path Forward
Insinna, Valerie, National Defense
When the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, the military found itself grappling with a $56 billion equipment shortage.
Now soldier equipment vendors are worried that the coming transition from war will leave them without adequate funding and - perhaps more importantly - without a concrete roadmap of future requirements.
In order to address industry concerns, the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition was formed in 2009 to provide an organized voice for companies to engage with the Defense Department and Congress. The group has grown from 1 2 to 35 members since its inception.
The equipment sector, which includes everything from night vision goggles, knives, and …
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Publication information: Article title: Soldier Equipment Industry Struggles to Find Path Forward. Contributors: Insinna, Valerie - Author. Magazine title: National Defense. Volume: 97. Issue: 710 Publication date: January 2013. Page number: 24+. © 2009 National Defense Industrial Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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