Secretary General in Alabama: NATO strengthens our defence industrial base

  • 31 Jan. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 01 Feb. 2024 08:34

Speaking at the Lockheed Martin facility in Troy, Alabama on Wednesday (31 January 2024), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasised NATO’s crucial role in creating a vast market for defence sales and production. He noted that “over the last two years alone, NATO Allies have agreed to buy 120 billion dollars’ worth of weapons from U.S. defence companies”. Mr Stoltenberg underlined that the Ukrainian people are defending their country with courage and determination, but crucially also with weapons and ammunition provided by NATO Allies – “not least with the Javelin anti-tank missiles made right here in Pike County”.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visiting the Lockheed Martin facility in Troy, Alabama

Photo credit: Lockheed Martin