Tanker decision fallout

by: Matthew Potter
September 13, 2008

Category: Boeing, commercial aviation, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, development program, EADS, logistics, Military Aviation, production program, Proposal, Protest, U.S. Air Force | RSS 2.0

A fallout from Secretary Gates’ decision to postpone the KC-45 RFP is that EADS now is discussing whether they will bid on the contract next year. Boeing had threatened to not compete, feeling the terms where not in their favor and now EADS is upset that the recompete cannot go forward. Without two competitors it will be hard to have a competition. Unfortunately unless you want a Russian aircraft proposed their are only two companies capable of bidding – Boeing and EADS. McDonnel Douglas, who actually won the last tanker contract with the KC-10, is now part of Boeing.

See the press release at TheEarthTimes.

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