USAF to Issue New KC-X Aircraft RfP

The US Air Force (USAF) will issue a new request for proposals (RfP) for the KC-X aerial-refuelling aircraft competition later this month. The release of the RfP will probably re-ignite an intense competition between the two tanker bidders: Boeing and a team of Northrop Grumman and EADS. At stake is a contract worth as much as US$40 billion to build 179 new tankers. US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates terminated the USAF’s KC-X tanker acquisition programme in 2008 after the US Governmen...
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