Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the global situation has created a window of opportunity for the US to drive international defense collaboration and sourcing.
The US has long discussed how to integrate more closely with foreign partners to support the defense supply chain, with little success. However, the global situation since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have finally provided the window for serious change, according to Aleksandar Jovovic of Oliver Wyman. In the wake of the Ukraine invasion, we are witnessing a groundswell of support for innovation in the defense supply chain, both domestic and international. US and allied policymakers and industry appear aligned on looking beyond established domestic supply chains to cross-border sourcing and collaboration for the first time in history. Jovovic lays out some steps the US can take to seize the moment and drive international defense collaboration and sourcing.