According to Talk Business & Politics, Lockheed Martin and Airbus announced on May 18 that if they win a U.S. Air Force award for an aerial refueling system, the two companies plan to locate the manufacturing facility for the project in western Arkansas.

“Lockheed Martin and Airbus officials told Talk Business & Politics on Wednesday their aerial refueling boom system for the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft would be built in western Arkansas, although a timeframe for the decision was pending. An expected 60-100 “highly skilled aerospace manufacturing jobs” would be created, a spokesperson for Lockheed Martin said.”

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