EADS and Boeing Battle for USAF Tanker Deal




Airbus parent EADS and Boeing are preparing to do battle over the US Air Force’s $50 billion KC-X aerial refuelling tanker contract, after EADS North America notified the US Department of Defense that it will compete for the deal as a prime contractor. EADS was to have partnered with Northrop Grumman to offer the KC-45, which is a variant of the Airbus A330 airliner, but Northrop Grumman withdrew from the competition in February of this year, so EADS has decided to lead a bid on its o...
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