Air Force approves Lockheed, Raytheon to proceed with nuclear cruise missile designs

By Sara Sirota  
December 6, 2019 at 11:54 AM
The Air Force has completed system-level reviews of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon's respective designs for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon and has given its stamp of approval for both contractors to continue with their plans. Leah Bryant, an Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center spokeswoman, confirmed the program achieved the milestone -- a key part of the ongoing technology-maturation and risk-reduction phase -- in an email Thursday. The Air Force awarded Lockheed and Raytheon contracts worth about $900 million each to conduct...

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