6 juin 2023 | International, Aérospatial

Lockheed picks engine to bolster interim tanker case for US Air Force

The Air Force is considering skipping a competition for its interim tanker and instead buying more modified KC-46s for Boeing.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2023/06/06/lockheed-picks-engine-to-bolster-interim-tanker-case-for-us-air-force/

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