The Pentagon could announce the winner of the $80 billion-plus Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) contest on Oct. 23, but likely by the end of next week, according to industry executives from Northrop Grumman and the Boeing-Lockheed Martin team. “The tea leaves are saying it’s most likely next week,” a Northrop Grumman source said. At midmorning Oct. 22, there was still “a diminishing chance” of an announcement on Oct. 23, one Boeing executive told Aviation ...

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