Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Biden To Visit Lockheed Martin Plant Producing Weapons Provided To Ukraine – White House

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U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Alabama on Tuesday to visit a Lockheed Martin Corp facility that is manufacturing weapons being provided to Ukraine, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, the White House said on Wednesday.

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Washington says it has pledged around $3.7 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion on Feb. 24. Together with its European allies, Washington has provided Ukraine with drones, Howitzer heavy artillery, anti-aircraft Stinger and Javelin missiles.

Lockheed Martin, the No. 1 U.S. weapons maker, said the Ukraine war has boosted demand for missile defense systems. The company developed and produces the Javelin anti-tank missiles together with U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Technologies.

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In a statement announcing Biden’s May 3 visit to the Lockheed facility in Alabama, the White House said Ukraine was using weapons manufactured there “effectively to defend against the Russian invasion.”

Egils Levits (President, Republic of Latvia); NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; Gitanas Nauseda (President, Republic of Lithuania); Joe Biden (President of the United States of America); Andrzej Duda (President, Republic of Poland) and Zoran Milanovic (President, Croatia)

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