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Arlington, Va. (March 9, 2023) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement outlining AIA’s defense priorities in President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget:

“At just over a year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and at a time of growing tension in the Indo-Pacific, the world is more dangerous than ever. We must ensure that America’s deterrence and defense capabilities can meet this moment.

“As a key partner in defending America, the U.S. aerospace and defense industry relies on the Administration’s budget request as a roadmap for investments in innovative technology, a resilient supply chain, and a vibrant workforce.  We need strong investment to meet the Administration’s National Defense Strategy, address inflation, and build up key munitions and production lines — not only to maintain our own stockpiles but also to support our allies and partners.

“We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to support our national security and ensure America’s defense capabilities remain strong.”


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