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U.S. national security: industrial resilience…with “a little help from our friends”


Contributions that Safran and other foreign-owned industries have made – and continue to make – are extremely valuable to U.S. national security.

Safran site in the United States

This was the key message from Peter Lengyel, Safran USA President & CEO, during a discussion on the theme: “Building Industrial Resilience with a Little Help from Our Friends,” which was organized this month by George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting.

In his comments, Lengyel also underscored the importance of maintaining continued access to the U.S. defense market for qualified foreign companies.

Also participating in the “Building Industrial Resilience” discussion – held at George Mason University with in-person and virtual attendance – were Jesse Salazar Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy; Jerry McGinn, Executive Director at George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting; and Edward Ferguson, the U.K.’s Minister Counsellor Defence for the U.S.