DOD acquisition chief nominee wants more 'hot production lines' to aid Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / March 22, 2022 at 1:45 PM
Bill LaPlante, the nominee to be Pentagon acquisition chief, said today he believes the U.S. government should make new, one-time investments in the production of munitions and drones that can be sent to Ukraine to help hold off the ongoing Russian invasion. LaPlante, who served as Air Force acquisition chief during the Obama administration, told the Senate Armed Services Committee he believes the Pentagon needs “multiple hot production lines” for munitions, unmanned aerial systems, and other capabilities. “They, by themselves,...

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