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Pentagon to meet top arms makers to discuss stepping up aid to Ukraine

By Felicia Schwartz

12 Apr 2022 · 2 min read

The Pentagon will host a meeting of top arms makers on Wednesday to discuss increasing lethal aid to Ukraine, a US defence official said, as Russian forces regroup for a renewed assault on the east of the country.

The eight largest US defence contractors, among them Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and L3 Technologies, have been invited to the classified meeting aimed at stepping up assistance to Ukraine and preparing for a protracted conflict, the official said.

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