Lockheed's design performance may have motivated ouster from LRSO program

By Sara Sirota / January 12, 2021 at 12:59 PM
The Air Force's decision last year to bet on Raytheon to build the multibillion-dollar Long Range Standoff Weapon and later remove Lockheed Martin from the program entirely may have come down to inferior design performance by the latter company. The firms were nearly two-thirds through their 54-month contracts developing competing designs for the nuclear cruise missile in April 2020 when the Air Force chose Raytheon as the prime vendor and began negotiating a new role for Lockheed in the program...

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