The defense manufacturing supply chain is critical to both the U.S. economy and national security. Support is needed for emerging technologies such as directed-energy weapons, hypersonics and cybersecurity, all of which are vital to national defense. While challenges exist, there have been remarkable successes due to FloridaMakes and the MEP National Network’s dedication to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. Manufacturers assisted have included those that supply a material, component or subsystem used in a defense or national security system. FloridaMakes and the national network continues to provide support in building a robust defense supply chain. For more information regarding Florida's defense supply chain, please contact your local business advisor.