Lockheed Martin Introduces LMXT Strategic Tanker for US Air Force's KC-Y Program
Lockheed Martin Introduces LMXT Strategic Tanker for US Air Force's KC-Y Program

Lockheed Martin Introduces LMXT Strategic Tanker for US Air Force’s KC-Y Program

Lockheed Martin introduces the LMXT as America’s next strategic tanker ? built in America by Americans for Americans. Offered in response to the U.S. Air Force’s KC-Y Program, the LMXT represents the newest chapter in Lockheed Martin’s 60+ year history of producing and delivering tanker and cargo aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and multiple operators around the world. The LMXT complements the U.S. Air Force’s tanker capabilities by providing the most advanced aerial refueler to meet America’s immediate and long-term mission requirements. The LMXT strengthens and expands the U.S. aerospace industrial base by working with existing and new American suppliers. The LMXT also cultivates and sustains high-tech, high-skill American manufacturing jobs.

The LMXT offers a proven airframe with distinct U.S. Air Force-only capabilities designed to meet operator requirements, with advantages that include:
Significantly improved range and fuel offload capacity
A proven fly-by-wire boom currently certified and used by allies to refuel U.S. Air Force receiver aircraft in operations around the world
The world’s first fully automatic boom/air-to-air refueling (A3R) system
Operational and combat proven advanced camera and vision system
Open system architecture JADC2 systems
A multi-domain operations node that connects the LMXT to the larger battlespace, increasing onboard situational awareness to provide resilient communications and datalink for assets across the force

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Lockheed Martin LMXT Strategic Tanker
Lockheed Martin LMXT Strategic Tanker (Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport)

The Lockheed Martin strategic tanker builds on the combat-proven design of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). As the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin works directly to implement U.S. Air Force-specific requirements within the LMXT. With a focus on the future, the LMXT builds on Lockheed Martin’s successful 60+ year history of producing tanker aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and multiple operators around the world. Offering a proven airframe with distinct U.S. Air Force-only capabilities, the LMXT provides the most advanced and complementary tanker to meet America’s immediate and long-term mission requirements. A multi-domain operations node that connects the LMXT to the larger battlespace, increasing onboard situational awareness to provide resilient communications and datalink for assets across the force.

The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is an aerial refuelling tanker aircraft based on the civilian Airbus A330. A total of 12 nations have placed firm orders for approximately 60 aircraft, of which 46 had been delivered by 30 November 2020. It is designed as a dual-role air-to-air refuelling and transport aircraft. The A330 MRTT cabin can be modified to carry up to 380 passengers in a single class configuration, allowing a complete range of configurations from maximised troop transport to complex customisation suitable for VIP and guest missions. The A330 MRTT can also be configured to perform Medical Evacuation (Medevac) missions; up to 130 standard stretchers can be carried. The main deck cargo configuration allows carriage of standard commercial containers and pallets, military, ISO and NATO pallets (including seats) and containers, and military equipment and other large items which are loaded through a cargo door.

 Lockheed Martin LMXT Strategic Tanker (Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport)
Lockheed Martin LMXT Strategic Tanker (Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport)
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