This is coolbert:
“'We're going to have to go out and redesign some of the electronics in the missile and the seeker head,' . . . 'That's going to take us a little bit of time.'” - - Raytheon Technologies CEO Greg Hayes.
A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AS IN YEARS? AMERICAN WEAPON STOCKPILES DEPLETED NOT EASILY REPLACED!
"The U.S. has been sending its Stingers to Ukrainian forces battling Russia."
From "Defense One" and the article by MARCUS WEISGERBER | APRIL 26, 2022
More on the replacement of depleted American Stinger war stockpiled weapons inventory. So many Stinger sent to the Ukrainian that American military needs for contingency now lower than desired.
"It will be years before Raytheon Technologies can build new Stinger shoulder-fired missiles due to a dwindling supply of weapons parts, the company’s CEO said Tuesday."
"The U.S. has shipped Stingers to Ukraine’s military, which has used them to shoot down Russian aircraft. But there’s only a finite supply as Raytheon has not made Stinger missiles for the U.S. military in nearly two decades."
Micro-electronic semiconductors are used in the original designs and mass manufacture no longer available is my guess! New design and incorporation of new semiconductors needed for replacements to be in the pipeline, manufacturing up and going!