Lockheed and Airbus join forces for flying gas stations

The F-35 stealth fighter jet tends to dominate headlines when it comes to the goings-on at Lockheed Martin Corp., but a new agreement the world's largest defense contractor has forged to win business supplying flying gas stations to the military is just as intriguing. Bethesda-based Lockheed (NYSE: LMT) and European aerospace giant Airbus SE said Tuesday they had signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to the meet the growing demand for aerial refueling for U.S. defense customers. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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