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South Korea to announce tanker selection Tuesday

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posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 03:37 AM
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South Korea is expected to announce the winner of their tanker competition Tuesday at a session of the National Defense Acquisition Program Committee meeting. The competition is to acquire four tanker aircraft and is between the KC-46, A330MRTT, and the B767MMTT.

It's believed to be a neck and neck competition between the KC-46 and A330.

m.koreaherald.com...




posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 06:17 AM
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Moneys on the Kc-46 there....More of a mature lineage.



posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 06:18 AM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

With them using boom refueling, and the MRTT only just getting certified for boom work, I'm leaning towards it too.



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 02:04 AM
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keep us posted on the winner ZAP !





posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 06:43 AM
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The A330MRTT.



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow. I'd be curious to see how they scored this one. Maybe the Boeing production backlog hurt Boeing?



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

I suspect the maturity of the platforms played a role.



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 10:53 AM
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Performance and cost were cited as being behind the decision. Airbus has won every tanker competition outside the US, and now has 35 orders.



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And let's not forget the KC-45, Before Boeing chucked it's doll out of the pram. Kinda telling that what the USAF said at the time might have been correct.



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