BETHESDA, Md., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Airbus leaders announced today the aerial refueling boom system for the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft will be manufactured by Airbus in western Arkansas. Introduced in September 2021, the LMXT is Lockheed Martin's offering for the U.S. Air Force's KC-Y strategic tanker program.
- "Given the undisputed importance of the U.S. Air Force's strategic refueling mission, ensuring the LMXT is equipped with critical and relevant technologies for its refueling system is of paramount importance.
- The LMXT is built on the combat-proven design of theAirbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT),which is the strategic tanking choice of 14 nations around the world.
- Offering several distinct U.S. Air Force-only capabilities designed to meet operator requirements, the LMXT offers advantages likean established fly-by-wire aerial refueling boom.
- "We are excited to continue expanding our U.S. footprint by partnering with the state of Arkansas to create the LMXT refueling boom production site and center of excellence.