Shipyards Continue to Balance COVID-19 Mitigation With Efficient Operations

Gregory Rarnor assembles an access hatch for Massachusetts (SSN-798). Newport News Shipbuilding

It’s still too early to say if the COVID-19-related economic slowdown is significantly disrupting the production of major programs, the Navy’s top weapons-buyer said during a media call Tuesday.

At the shipyards, the near-term priority work is on track. However, the Navy is still watching how COVID-19-related restrictions and supply-chain problems are disrupting the mid- and long-term work, James...

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