LMXT: America’s Next Strategic Tanker
Transformational. Connected. Expandable.
More Fuel for the Near-Peer Fight
The LMXT offers an additional 56,000 lbs. of fuel to offload for the near-peer fight.
The LMXT is the only tanker that exceeds all range/offload goals contained in the U.S. Air Force KC-Y 2022 RFI.
Proven & Ready
U.S. workforce and supply chain secured to deliver the LMXT to the U.S. Air Force by 2030.
Fully CERTIFIED boom and vision system.
A combat-proven tanker that is already certified to refuel and now refueling the following aircraft: F-22, F-35, F-16, F-15, A-10, B-1, C-17, E-7 and P-8.
More Booms, Less Aircraft
The LMXT provides equivalent boom in the sky with less aircraft for the near-peer fight.
In the Pacific (~1,500 nm), ~44% fewer LMXT tankers are required to maintain constant presence on station compared to the KC-46 and KC-135.
At Pacific ranges, 110 LMXTs provide the equivalent of 159 KC-135s — the capacity of nearly four (4) additional squadrons.
The LMXT delivers seamless integration with NGAS.
The LMXT’s full connectivity with computing power and cooling drives the fight.
Fully connected JADC2 suite enhances survivability with TRUE open mission systems architecture to remain interoperable and connected to support future mission requirements.
A Focus on Autonomy
The LMXT’s automatic air-to-air refueling system is already certified for daytime operations.
Night certification anticipated in late 2023/early 2024.
LMXT airframe is supporting autonomous aerial refueling trials with unmanned aircraft.
Designed to Deliver
RELEASE: Introducing the LMXT
RELEASE: Bringing skilled aerospace work to the U.S.
RELEASE: Boom Refueling System To Be Produced In Western Arkansas