The Pentagon is to announce whether Chicago-based Boeing or the European aerospace giant EADS will be handed a €25 billion($35 billion) US Air Force aerial refuelling tanker contract Thursday after a decade of competitions for the deal.
AP - Even by Pentagon standards, it’s an eye-popping prize: a $35 billion contract to build nearly 200 giant airborne refueling tankers. And the decade-long brawl by two defense industry titans to win it has been just as epic.
In a matter of weeks - if not days - the Pentagon will announce whether Chicago-based Boeing Co. or European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) will build 179 new tankers to replace the Air Force’s Eisenhower-era KC-135 planes.
Date created : 2011-02-24