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Airbus joins forces with Lockheed for U.S. tanker refuelling

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By Andrea ShalalBERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus and Lockheed Martin said on Tuesday they are teaming up to meet a growing demand for aerial refuelling from the U.S. Air Force, nearly eight years after the European planemaker lost an initial battle with Boeing .The deal marks the first major foray by Airbus into the huge U.S. military market since its failed 2012 bid to merge with Britain's BAE Systems and its large U.S. business.It also promises a sequel to an epic battle between the world's largest planemakers, that saw two former Boeing executives sent to federal prison for ethics ...

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 00:23 IST