Lockheed Martin Picks GE’s CF6-80E1 Engine to Power its LMXT Tanker Written 7 June 2023

Lockheed Martin’s LMXT strategic tanker. | Credit: Lockheed Martin image by Brandon Stoker; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

Breaking Defense reports that Lockheed Martin has chosen “GE Aerospace’s CF6-80E1 engine to power the aerospace giant’s LMXT tanker pitch for the Air Force, the two companies announced” Tuesday. Larry Gallogly, Lockheed Martin’s campaign director for the LMXT, said during a briefing with reporters, “We have endeavored through our supply chain to make sure we were getting the absolute best bang for the buck, so to speak, and providing the best engine for the LMXT. We’re very happy to announce that competition is now complete, and we have selected an iconic United States company, General Electric, to provide the CF6-80E1 engine for the LMXT.”
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