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Restructuring Charges

Restructuring Charges
9 Months Ended
Oct. 02, 2021
Restructuring and Related Activities [Abstract]  
Restructuring Charges Restructuring Charges
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the global economy, and particularly the aerospace industry, resulting in reduced expectations of the Company’s anticipated future operating results. As a result, the Company executed restructuring activities in the form of workforce reduction, primarily in the second quarter of 2020, to align capacity with expected demand. Additional restructuring activities occurred during 2021 to align the workforce to expected activities and to consolidate certain facilities.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, in an effort to reduce the significant operating losses at our AeroSat business, the Company initiated a restructuring plan to reduce costs and minimize losses of our AeroSat antenna business.
There were $0.5 million and $0.7 million in restructuring-related severance charges and other charges recorded in the three and nine months ended October 2, 2021. The Company incurred $0.2 million and $5.6 million in restructuring charges during the three and nine months ended September 26, 2020.
The following tables reconcile the beginning and ending liability for restructuring charges:
Balance as of January 1 $ 5,631 
Restructuring Charges 713 
Cash Paid (2,801)
Balance as of October 2 $ 3,543 
The liability is within Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities and is comprised of employee termination benefits expected to be paid within the next 12 months as well as payments to be made under AeroSat’s non-cancelable inventory purchase commitments. The non-cancelable purchase commitments are for inventory in the future which was not expected to be purchased prior to the expiration date of such agreements as a result of the restructuring plan.