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KC-X, KC-Y, KC-Z

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posted on Feb, 29 2008 @ 03:32 PM
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Flight will be broadcasting a live press conference by the military in about 30 minutes. They expect the decision at 5pm EST.




posted on Feb, 29 2008 @ 03:56 PM
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Well I wont be able to hang around to catch the result right away but you guys can be sure I'll find some way to check in here to get the answer tonight. May the best Plane win!



posted on Feb, 29 2008 @ 04:01 PM
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EADS wins the tanker decision - the USAF and DoD went with the KC-30 bid for the KC-45 program.



posted on Feb, 29 2008 @ 04:06 PM
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Bloomberg has reported that Northrop was been awarded the KC-45 contract for the USAF.


Airbus today won a Northrop Grumman-backed bid to supply a new fleet of tankers to the US Air Force in a massive defeat for incumbent supplier Boeing.

The selection of the Northrop/EADS North America KC-30 -- to be renamed KC-45 -- for the potentially $40 billion deal is expected to draw heavy opposition from US lawmakers. The contract award a possible legal challenge from Boeing’s KC-767 team.

Northrop’s team, which includes engine supplier General Electric, has campaigned for the signature KC-X contract for three years, focusing on the strengths of the larger and newer Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft modified for the tanker/airlift mission.

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[edit on 2/29/2008 by Zaphod58]



posted on Feb, 29 2008 @ 04:56 PM
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that was quick. interesting now the test to see how much crap Boeing throws at the process.



posted on Feb, 29 2008 @ 05:00 PM
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really the bigger aircraft offers the BEST for the programme - the 767 is alot smaller


but lets see this get tied up in the courts by boeing.



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