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Boeing to offer the KC-777 and the KC-767

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posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 11:31 AM
Rather than one proposal Boeing is prepared to go foreward with two this time. However, unlike the KC-767 and the tanker version of the A330 the KC-777 exists only on paper.

Boeing said it's prepared to enter the next Air Force tanker competition with one of two planes.

The St. Louis-based defense unit of Boeing Co. on Monday offered details of its tanker proposals that would be either a KC-767 or a larger, converted 777. The latter would be comparable in size to the modified A330 offered by competitor Northrop Grumman Corp. and European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co.

"Boeing is ready to deliver maximum capability at the lowest cost," Boeing program manager Rick Lemaster said in a prepared news release Monday.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:19 PM

"Boeing is ready to deliver maximum capability at the lowest cost"

That cannot possibly be true.

A totally contradictory statement.

Looks like Boeing have another idiot accountant in charge rather than an engineer.

[edit on 15/9/09 by kilcoo316]

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 03:45 PM
Interesting to see how this pans out as Boeing thrash around and try to stall and delay.

That aside, the previous competition had a focus on the "made in USA" credentials. I thought the 777 - which I assume the KC-777 will be based upon is quite a bit (er) foreign?


posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 05:21 PM
Reply to post by paraphi

no Boeing will want to capitalize on the wto ruling in regards to congress. There is no percentage in waiting

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posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 08:22 PM

Here its more easy to see how uneven were the 2 options, therefore understanding better the choice for the KC-30.
Now with a KC-777 on the market would be a whole new deal depending of course the price differences between them.

B777-200LR would be the most probable choice for the KC-777, personally i think its suits pretty good the role of USAF tanker. Its beautiful!
Here goes more comparisons between the old offer and the probable new offer:


[edit on 12-11-2009 by polar]

posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 01:15 AM
as fred said in the OP - the KC-777 exists only on paper , as of right now only the 767 and A330 represent the minimal risk as both types are allready entering service (the 330 in its near final usaf form is allready in australia) whilst frakentanker (the 767) does need a few extras but japan has a 767 version as well

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