Lockheed disputes Pentagon worries about larger defense contractors

Lockheed disputes Pentagon worries about larger defense contractors

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"There is no evidence to support the view that larger defense companies reduce competition or inhibit innovation," Lockheed spokesman Dan Nelson said in statement. 

He said Lockheed consistently delivered new sophisticated weapons, invested in advanced technologies, and offered cost-effective solutions for complex challenges.

"We believe that defense contractors should continue to be assessed based on the performance and effectiveness of the products and solutions offered, not on the size of their company," he said.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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