Tanner said the backlog would be aided by $41.5
billion to $43 billion in new orders expected this year, but
delays in a few larger orders could change that.
For instance, he said the company expected to finalize a
multi-year contract valued at over $5 billion with the U.S.
military for 79 C-130J transport planes in the fourth quarter.
"Should it shift to the right, it would be difficult to achieve
that $80 billion backlog amount," he said.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa;
editing by Andre Grenon)
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