Lockheed backs out of competition for next phase of tanker recap

By Shelley K. Mesch / October 23, 2023 at 2:56 PM
Lockheed Martin has dropped out of the running for the next phase of the KC-135 tanker recapitalization effort, propping up Boeing’s chances to extend its KC-36 Pegasus delivery order. “We are transitioning Lockheed Martin’s LMXT team and resources to new opportunities and priority programs within Lockheed Martin, including development of aerial refueling solutions in support of the U.S. Air Force’s Next-Generation Air-Refueling System (NGAS) initiative,” company spokeswoman Stephanie Sonnenfeld Stinn said in an email. The news was first reported by...

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