US military not swayed by Trump’s call for Goodyear boycott
In April 2019 the US Department of Defense awarded Goodyear a $38 million contract via its Defense Logisitics Agency. This three-year deal for the delivery of aircraft tyres is the most recent in a long supply relationship between the US tyre maker and the country’s military. This relationship continues, despite President Trump’s call for a boycott of Goodyear.
According to US trade publication Tire Business, the Department of Defense has confirmed its intention to continue buying Goodyear tyres in future despite the recent incident. A DoD spokesperson said there’d been no talk of ending the supply arrangement.
Goodyear is said to supply the US military with around 90,000 vehicle and aircraft tyres a year, one of 16 tyre makers the military works with around the world.