LaPlante: 'Production diplomacy' is coming via new deals with U.S. allies

By Tony Bertuca / September 26, 2023 at 3:51 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante, fresh from a meeting last week with NATO's top armaments directors, said defense contractors should expect the United States to soon announce more multinational procurement deals -- involving co-development, co-production and co-sustainment -- with its closest allies, including Ukraine. “Production diplomacy is what I call it,” he said during a moderated discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, adding: "I think this is going to be a big emphasis of NATO."...

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