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Arlington, Va. (April 5, 2022) – Ahead of defense budget hearings in U.S. House and Senate Committees on Armed Services this week, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement:

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other looming security threats demonstrate the importance of America’s defense and deterrence capabilities, industrial capacity, and innovative technology. We must send a powerful signal to allies and adversaries alike that America’s safety, security and prosperity are our nation’s top priorities.  As Secretary Austin, General Milley and Under Secretary McCord present the defense budget to Congress this week, we urge our leaders to make a strong, bipartisan commitment to investing in defense.”


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